Scolopsis affinis, Adult, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Scolopsis affinis, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Scolopsis affinis, Adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Scolopsis affinis, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Single black stripe from snout to tail base in juvenile, fading to light brown in adults, which also have a yellowish tail and dorsal fin margin. S. margaritifer differs by having black spot on dorsal fin of juveniles and gold patch behind pectoral fin in adults.
Max Size: 24 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.2-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% 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: Solitary (1 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