Centriscus scutatus

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Centriscus scutatus
Centriscus scutatus SI.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Centriscidae
Genus: Centriscus
C. scutatus
Binomial name
Centriscus scutatus

Centriscus scutatus is a slender fish that reaches a length of 15 cm (5.9 in). It is found at depth between 2 and 333 m (typically 2–15 m) in the Indian and Pacific oceans, from the Red Sea and Persian Gulf up to Japan, New Caledonia and Australia. This coastal species inhabit mud or silty sand next to sea grasses or corals. It swims almost vertically, sometimes in large groups,[3] with head pointed downwards, and feeds on small crustaceans.[4]


  1. ^ Pollom, R. (2016). "Centriscus scutatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T46102529A46665219. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T46102529A46665219.en.
  2. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke & R. van der Laan (eds.). "Centriscus scutatus synonyms". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  3. ^ Dianne J. Bray & Vanessa J. Thompson. "Centriscus scutatus". Fishes of Australia. Museums Victoria. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Centriscus scutatus" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

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