Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
(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.