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  Scatophagus argus (Bloch)
  Family Name : Scatophagidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Fish)

  Common Names : Spotted Scat

Spotted Scat
  • Description
    • Description :
      Body roundish in shape. Dark spots on sides.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Has venomous spines on the dorsal, anal and ventral fins. Found in groups over coastal muddy areas. Feeds on detritus and benthic algae.
      Habitats :
      Marine, Freshwater, Mangroves
      Distribution :
      Found in coastal muddy areas, including estuaries.
      Nature Reserves :
      Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
  • Conservation
    • Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      Popular aquarium fish.
  • Status
    • Conservation Status :
  • References
    • Lim, K.K.P. & Low, J.K.Y. 1998. A guide to common marine fishes of Singapore. Singapore: Singapore Science Centre. 163pp 

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