Amanses scopas   (Cuvier,  1829) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: Max length 20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)

Color: Body brown with up to 12 narrow dark brown crossbars; caudal fin dark brown; soft dorsal, anal and pectoral fins pale; lips dark brown.

Males with numerous long spines in front of caudal peduncle; females with a toothbrush-like mass of setae. Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-29; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 22-25.

Synonym (s)
Balistes scopas Cuvier, 1829
(Senior synonym)
Monacanthus scopas (Cuvier, 1829)
(Senior synonym)
Thamnaconus penicularius Fourmanoir, 1955
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Broom Filefish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated


Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at -
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  • Allen, GR (2005) Reef fishes of northwestern Madagascar RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 31 39-48
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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