Scomberoides lysan

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Scomberoides lysan
Scomberoides lysan, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Scomberoides lysan
Scomberoides lysan, Mellish Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Graham Edgar
Scomberoides lysan
Scomberoides lysan, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
Scomberoides lysan
Scomberoides lysan, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Scomberoides lysan
Scomberoides lysan
Scomberoides lysan
Scomberoides lysan


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Two rows of dark silver blotches, one above and one below the lateral line. Blotches smaller than in S. commersonnianus (giant queenfish). Has black-tipped dorsal fin lobe, like S. tol (not shown) but also has dark tail lobes. Most frequently encountered queenfish by divers.


Max Size: 110 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.6-31.4°C

Depth: 0-100m

Habitat Generalization Index: 4.69

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 (4.9% 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: Several (7 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