Blue maomao

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Blue maomao
Scorpis violacea (Blue maomao).jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Kyphosidae
Genus: Scorpis
Species: S. violacea
Binomial name
Scorpis violacea
(F. W. Hutton, 1873)
  • Ditrema violacea F. W. Hutton, 1873
  • Scorpis violaceus (F. W. Hutton, 1873)

The blue maomao, Scorpis violacea, is a species of sea chub native to the southwestern Pacific Ocean from Australia to New Zealand and the Kermadec Islands, where it can be found in inshore waters from the surface to depths of 30 m (98 ft). This fish can reach a length of 40 cm (16 in). It is commercially important and is also a popular game fish.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Scorpis violacea" in FishBase. August 2013 version.