Neoscorpis lithophilus

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Neoscorpis lithophilus
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Kyphosidae
Genus: Neoscorpis
Species: N. lithophilus
Binomial name
Neoscorpis lithophilus
  • Scorpis lithophilus Gilchrist & W. W. Thompson, 1908

Neoscorpis lithophilus, the Stone-bream, is a species of sea chub native to the Indian Ocean coast of Africa where it can be found along rocky coasts from Mozambique to South Africa. This species grows to a length of 50 centimetres (20 in) SL though most do not exceed 18 centimetres (7.1 in). The greatest recorded weight for this fish is 2.6 kilograms (5.7 lb). This species is commercially important and is also popular as a game fish. This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]


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