Silver sweep

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Silver sweep
Scorpis lineolata.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Kyphosidae
Genus: Scorpis
Species: S. lineolata
Binomial name
Scorpis lineolata
Kner, 1865

The silver sweep, Scorpis lineolata, is a species of sea chub native to the southwestern Pacific Ocean from Australia to New Zealand. Adults are found on coastal reefs at depths down to 30 m (98 ft) while juveniles inhabit tide pools and can be found in the brackish waters of estuaries. This species can reach a length of 30 cm (12 in).[1]


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