Silver Scat - Selenotoca multifasciata

Silver Scat

Selenotoca multifasciata

Other Names: Spotbanded scat, striped butterfish or barred scat.

Family: Scatophagidae, the scat family is a small family of fishes in the order Perciformes.

Size: To 28 cm

Distribution: Throughout Indonesia, northern Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Habitat: The Silver Scat likes to inhabit brackish mangrove estuaries and coastal freshwater.

References: Kuiter, Edgar, Stuart-Smith et. al, Wikipedia.

Danger: The fin spines of the Silver Scat can inflict painful wounds.

Economics: Some species of scats are popular in the aquarium trade.

Silver Scat - Selenotoca multifasciata
Photo taken at Sydney Aquarium, Sydney, NSW, Australia. High Resolution 2559 x 1706.

Silver Scat - Selenotoca multifasciata
Photo taken at Sydney Aquarium, Sydney, NSW, Australia. High Resolution 2555 x 1482.

Silver Scat - Selenotoca multifasciata
Photo taken at Sydney Aquarium, Sydney, NSW, Australia. High Resolution 2619 x 1182.

See Also

Australian Mammals
Australian Birds
Australian Reptiles
Australian Frogs
Australian Spiders and Their Faces
Australian Wild Plant Foods

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