Whitecheek monocle bream

Characteristics

  • Often recorded singly or in small groups.
  • Moves with a swim-stop-swim pattern.
  • Feeds on benthic organisms.

Description

  • Body is brownish, purple-red dorsally and becoming slightly whiter ventrally.
  • A vertical white bar begins from the top of the head, runs behind the eyes and ends at operculum.

Common Name: Whitecheek monocle bream

Family Common Name: Sea Breams

Scientific Name: Scolopsis vosmeri___(Bloch, 1792)

Maximum Length: 25 cm (Total Length)