Also known as Blue-nosed Monocle Bream, Coral Bream, Golden Spinecheek, Masked Spinecheek, Spinecheek, Whiptail.
Found singly or in loose schools over sandy bottoms of coastal reefs and lagoons.
They feed on cephalopods, crustaceans, small fish and worms.
Juveniles found singly over rubble and coarse sand in sheltered bays and along reef edges.
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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Scolopsis-aurata