Gentle curve in lateral line, straightening at the rear of the origin of soft dorsal fin. This straightening is closer to the tail than in S. boops (oxeye scad). Circumglobal, mostly in tropical seas.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 17.2-32.6°C
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (6% 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 (1,086 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