Sea Sweep

Scorpis aequipinnis Richardson, 1848

One of the larger in this family it has symmetrically placed dorsal and anal fins, a grey body, yellow markings on the lower lip, and two faint bands on the sides of the body.

It is sometimes caught by line and is considered good eating by some

Can be confused with Silver Sweep, Scorpis lineolata also note that some refernce this in the family of Kyphosidae(Sea Chubs)

How to identify Scorpis aequipinnis?

What habitats does Scorpis aequipinnis live in?

In open water, most commonly in shallow turbulent areas beside reefs

What is the distribution of Scorpis aequipinnis?

Southern Australia From WA to NSW including Tasmania

How big does Scorpis aequipinnis grow?

Can grow up to around 56cm

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