Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Scatophagidae > Scatophagus > Scatophagus argus

Scatophagus argus (argusfish; Spotted scat; Spotted scad; Spotted butterfish; Spotted butter fish; Spotted butt; Spadefish; Scat; Leopard scat; Common scat; Butterfish; Butter fish; Argus fish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Scatophagus argus, a fish in the scat family (Scatophagidae), occurs in two basic color morphs which are called green scat and ruby or red scat. As a whole, the species is called common or spotted scat. This fish is generally distributed around the Indo-Pacific region, to Japan, New Guinea, and southeastern Australia. They live in coastal muddy areas, including estuaries, mangroves, harbours, and the lower courses of rivers. They are popular aquarium fish.
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Migration [1]  Amphidromous


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Arabian Sea; Asia - Inland waters; Australia; Bangladesh; Bay of Bengal; Cambodia; Carigara Bay; Chiku River; Chilka Lake; China; Coral Sea and GBR; Davao Gulf; East China Sea; East Timor; Erhjen River; Fiji Islands; French Polynesia; Godavari; Gulf of Oman; Hong Kong; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: Kuwait to Fiji, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Reported from Samoa (Ref. 9710), Tonga (Ref. 53797), and the Society Islands (Ref. 2847). ; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Japan; Kimbe Bay; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Kuwait; Malaysia; Manila Bay; Mekong; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Myanmar; New Caledonia; North Australian Shelf; Northeast Australian Shelf; Oman; Oriental; Ormoc Bay; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Pagbilao Bay; Pakistan; Palau; Palearctic; Panguil Bay; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Persian Gulf; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Ragay Gulf; Ruerhmen River; Ryukyu Islands; Samoa; San Miguel Bay; Shihtsao River; Shiliao River; Sikao Creek; Singapore; Sogod Bay; Sorsogon Bay; South China Sea; Sri Lanka; Taal Lake; Tahiti; Taiwan; Tanshui River; Tayabas Bay; Thailand; Tonga; Tsengwen River; Vanuatu; Verde Island Passage; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea;

External References



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1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
3Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
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