Tag: White-Streak Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Ciliatus)

One of the most common members of the Scolopsis family found in local waters, the White-Streak Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Ciliatus) grows to a maximum length of around 15cm and is easily recognised by its overall silvery colouration, with a horizontal white streak below the dorsal fin and yellow spots on the scales, particularly on the upper body and towards the caudal peduncle.

This species is easier to approach than some of its relatives so is therefore very easy to photograph.

As with other members of this family, it is a Benthic feeder and will boldly approach divers who are close to the bottom in the hope that the substrate may be stirred up and therefore an easy meal may be had.

One of the most common members of the Scolopsis family found in local waters, the White-Streak Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Ciliatus) grows to a maximum length of around 15cm and is easily recognised by its overall silvery colouration, with a horizontal white streak below the dorsal fin and yellow spots on the scales, particularly on the upper body and towards the caudal peduncle.

This species is easier to approach than some of its relatives so is therefore very easy to photograph.

As with other members of this family, it is a Benthic feeder and will boldly approach divers who are close to the bottom in the hope that the substrate may be stirred up and therefore an easy meal may be had.

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One of the most common members of the Scolopsis family found in local waters, the easily identified (and photographed) White-Streak Monocle Bream (Scolopsis Ciliatus).