Amanses scopas

Broom Filefish | Broom Leatherjacket | Brush-sided Leather jacket
Amanses scopas
Amanses scopas, adult, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Amanses scopas
Amanses scopas, Aceh, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Amanses scopas
Amanses scopas


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Thin parallel dark bars down central body, yellow dorsal and anal fins, and set of dark spines protruding from side, forward of tail base.


Max Size: 20 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 21.4-31.4°C

Depth: 3-18m

Habitat Generalization Index: 2.24

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (4.1% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland