Scalpal sawtail

Characteristics

  • Recorded singly and in small groups.Recorded singly and in small groups.
  • Feeds on algae.

Description

  • Body black to dark brown.
  • Tail whitish.
  • 4 – 5 dark bony spines on caudal peduncle.

Common Name: Scalpal sawtail

Family Common Name: Surgeonfishes

Scientific Name: Prionurus scalprum___(Valenciennes, 1835)

Maximum Length: 50 cm (Total Length)