Scolopsis dubiosus   Weber,  1913 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 30 cm.

Color: In preserved specimens reddish-brown, more or less silvery below. A bluish band between eyes, forming the demarcation between scaly and scaleless part of snout. A black band, broadest in the middle, from hind border of eye to upper part of caudal peduncle, better developed in young than in old specimens. Fins hyaline.

Height 2.7-3.2, 3.4-4 in length with caudal. Head 2.9-3.3, 3.7-4 in length with caudal. Eye 2.9-3.5, equal to snout in small specimens, 1.1-1.2 in larger ones and equal to or somewhat more or less than slightly inter orbital space. Scales on head beginning scarcely convex inter orbital space. Scales on head beginning scarcely before vertical through front border of eye, far behind nostrils. Mouth somewhat oblique. Maxillary smooth, reaching to below front border of eye or nearly so. Narrow bands of slender curved teeth in the jaws, th outer series enlarged. Preoperculum with 5 or 6 transverse rows of scales and 2 rows of deciduous ones on inferior limb. Hind border of preoperculum scalloped, the edge rounded, denticulate. Suborbital rather high, its hind border, with a strong spine and with or without some small blunt spines below it. Dorsal spines moderate, the first more than half length of second, which is somewhat shorter than third. Third to fifth spines equal to post orbital part of head or somewhat longer, following spines as long as or only scarcely shorter than the preceding ones. Soft dorsal rounded, somewhat higher than spinous part. First anal spine about half length of second. Second and third spine sub equal, or the third, which is the weaker, somewhat longer and equal to eye. Soft anal lees high than soft dorsal. somewhat rounded. Ventrals, with the first ray produced, equal in length to the pectorals and half length of snout shorter than head. Caudal moderately forked.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Scolopsis bimaculatus Day, 1875
Scolopsides monogramma Bleeker, 1850
Scolopsis bimaculatus Day, 1888
Scolopsis bimaculatus Bleeker, 1877
Scolopsis monogramma Evermann and Seale, 1906
Scolopsis dubiosus M. Weber, 1913
Scolopsis bimaculatus Jordan and Starks, 1917
Scolopsis bimaculatus Fowler, 1931

Common Name (s)
• Two Spot Monocle Bream (English)
• Kundul (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1936) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago Print times, Pataudi house, Daryaganj, New Delhi 7 607 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Fischer, W and Whitehead, PJP (1974) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Eastern Indian Ocean - Fishing Area 57 and Western Central Pacific - Fishing Area 71 3 Available at -
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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