Yellowstripe Monocle Bream (Scolopsis aurata)

Also known as Blue-nosed Monocle Bream, Coral Bream, Golden Spinecheek, Masked Spinecheek, Spinecheek, Whiptail

Description

Also known as Blue-nosed Monocle Bream, Coral Bream, Golden Spinecheek, Masked Spinecheek, Spinecheek, Whiptail.

Found singly or in loose groups over sandy bottoms of coastal reefs and lagoons.
Juveniles solitary in sheltered bays along reef edges.
They feed on cephalopods, crustaceans, small fish and worms.
Length - 23cm
Depth - 1-30m
Widespread Indian ocean

Threadfin Breams and Whiptail Breams have excellent eyesight and are usually found close to the bottom looking for prey with a stop start movement.

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