Spotbanded Scat Selenotoca multifasciata

Spotbanded Scat
Spotbanded Scat
Spotbanded Scat
The Spotbanded Scat (above right with juvenile Spotted Scat), also called Silver Scat, is native to waters of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans from Indonesia to Australia. Like other Scat, they are tolerant of fresh, brakish and salt water and inhabit estuaries, coastal lagoons and mangroves as well as downstream fresh water and oceans. The young are born in fresh water courses but move to salt water as juveniles/subadults. They can grow to about 28cm long. The fins have venomous spines.