Silvery with a yellow stripe from above eye to tail, which is usually also yellow. Light banding often present, and differs from Selar and Selaroides species (other scads) in having gold stripe and black blotch on operculum. Forms large schools.Â
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 17.3-30.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Mangrove, Rocky Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Rare (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: Large aggregations (168 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland