Scatophagus tetracanthus   (Lacepede,  1802) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Scatophagidae

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Description

Synonym (s)
Cacodoxus tetracanthus (Lacepede, 1802)
Chaetodon tetracanthus Lacepede, 1802
Ephippus tetracanthus (Lacepede, 1802)
Scatophagus argus tetracanthus (Lacepede, 1802)
Scatophagus fasciatus Cuvier, 1831

Common Name (s)
• scatty (English)
• Crossbar Scats
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial, Dangers
(Fisheries; aquarium
Venomous)

Ecology
Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Estuarine
Prey:  detritus and benthic invertebrates

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Pillai, PKM and Augustine, SK (2000) A code list of common marine living resources of the Indian seas CMFRI Special Publication No.12 CMFRI 1-115 Available at - eprints.cmfri.org.in/3975/1/Special_Publication_No_12_Revised.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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