Tag: Bridled Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Bilineatus)

The Bridled Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Bilineatus) is a fairly common species found in local waters. Growing to a maximum length of approximately 20cm, this species is easily identified by its colouration.

The dark/light colour tones on the body are separated by two distinctive lines which run diagonally from the rear of the dorsal fin to below the eye.

There are two yellow lines running diagonally backwards from the eye that do not reach the dorsal area, with another yellow line originating from between the eyes and ending at a large white spot behind the dorsal fin.

All fins towards the rear of the body may also have a red margin present.

Juveniles show the same colouration, although the two thin diagonal lines are absent. The upper, darker area of the body is comprised of full yellow/black diagonal lines and a broad white-ish line below that terminates at the caudal peduncle.

The Bridled Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Bilineatus) is a fairly common species found in local waters. Growing to a maximum length of approximately 20cm, this species is easily identified by its colouration.

The dark/light colour tones on the body are separated by two distinctive lines which run diagonally from the rear of the dorsal fin to below the eye.

There are two yellow lines running diagonally backwards from the eye that do not reach the dorsal area, with another yellow line originating from between the eyes and ending at a large white spot behind the dorsal fin.

All fins towards the rear of the body may also have a red margin present.

Juveniles show the same colouration, although the two thin diagonal lines are absent. The upper, darker area of the body is comprised of full yellow/black diagonal lines and a broad white-ish line below that terminates at the caudal peduncle.

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Bridled Monocle Bream juvenile (Scolopsis Bilineatus)

In this photo of a juvenile Bridled Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Bilineatus), photographed at Shark Island, both the similarities and differences between it and the adult are easy to see.

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Bridled Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Bilineatus) adult

This is a rather grainy image taken in low light at Sail Rock, however the markings which make the Bridled Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Bilineatus) easily identifiable are clearly visible.