Banded Sweep, Scorpis georgiana Valenciennes 1832


Other Names: Deepsea Sweep

A Banded Sweep, Scorpis georgiana, at the wreck of the HMAS Swan, Geographe Bay, Western Australia, April 2006. Source: Erik Schlogl / iNaturalist.org. License: CC BY Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A sweep with two broad dark bands on the body, the second band extending onto the high part of the dorsal and anal fins, a broad dark margin on the gill cover, and a dark caudal fin with white upper and lower margins.
Video of Banded Sweep at Haycock Point, South Australia, January 2016.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Scorpis georgiana in Fishes of Australia, accessed 15 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2447

Banded Sweep, Scorpis georgiana Valenciennes 1832

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Distribution

Kangaroo Island, South Australia, to Kalbarri, Western Australia.

Species Citation

Scorpis georgianus Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons 8: 503, pl. 245. Type locality: King George Sound, WA.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Banded Sweep, Scorpis georgiana Valenciennes 1832

References


Edgar, G.J. 2008. Australian Marine Life: the plants and animals of temperate waters. Sydney : Reed New Holland 2nd edn, 624 pp. 

Gomon, M.F. 2008. Families Monodactylidae, Arripidae, Kyphosidae, Girellidae, Microcanthidae, Scorpididae. pp. 596-607 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds) Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

Hutchins, J.B. 1994. A survey of the nearshore reef fish fauna of Western Australia's west and south coasts — The Leeuwin Province. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 46: 1-66 figs 1-6 

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique. Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 247-270. 

Hutchins, J.B. & Swainston, R. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete field guide for anglers and divers. Perth : Swainston Publishing 180 pp. 

Hutchins, J.B. & Thompson, M. 1983. The Marine and Estuarine Fishes of South-western Australia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 103 pp. 345 figs. 

Kuiter, R.H. 1994. Family Scorpididae. pp. 618-624, figs 544-624 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds) The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs.

May, J.L. & Maxwell, J.G.H. 1986. Trawl fish from temperate waters of Australia. CSIRO Division of Fisheries Research, Tasmania. 492 pp.

Scott, T.D., Glover, C.J.M. & Southcott, R.V. 1974. The Marine and Freshwater Fishes of South Australia. Adelaide : Government Printer 392 pp. figs. 

Valenciennes, A. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1832. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : Levrault Vol. 8 509 pp. pls 209-245.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37361015

Depth:2-35 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:33 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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