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Striped Scat

Selenotoca multifasciata (Richardson, 1846)

Total length to 41 cm, common to 30 cm. Dorsal fin with 12 strong sharp spines and anal fin with four spines. Mouth and scales small. Colouration is silvery, with a series of vertical black bars and several faint dusky horizontal lines low on sides. The juveniles have black spots below the bars.

Striped Scat, Selenotoca multifasciata (Photo: Ian Banks).

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