Schuettea scalaripinnis

Eastern pomfret
Schuettea scalaripinnis
Schuettea scalaripinnis, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Schuettea scalaripinnis
Schuettea scalaripinnis, Photo: Thierry Rakotoarivelo
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Schuettea scalaripinnis
Schuettea scalaripinnis
Schuettea scalaripinnis


Temperate Australasia


Yellow upper surface and a thin dark bar at the back of the head. It occurs in large schools off rocky dropoffs, often among large boulders or at the mouth of sea caves.


Max Size: 20 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 15.3-25.2°C

Depth: 10-30 m

Habitat Generalization Index: 8.04

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: Common (49.3% 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 (128 per transect)

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

Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney