Pearly Monocle Bream (species: Scolopsis margaritifera) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Scolopsis margaritifera
Pearly Monocle Bream

©Lyle Vail: Scolopsis margaritifera at the lagoon entrance, Lizard Island.

©Andy Lewis: Pearly Monocle Bream at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Pearly Monocle Bream in Lizard Island lagoon
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Nemipteridae
Genus Scolopsis
Species Scolopsis margaritifera



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 28 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Other references

  • Bruce, N.L. (1986). Australian Pleopodias Richardson, 1910, and Anilocra Leach, 1818 (Isopoda: Cymothoidae), crustacean parasites of marine fishes, Records of the Australian Museum, 39: 85-130. LIRS catalog number 221.
  • Grutter, A.S. and R. Poulin (1998). Intraspecific and interspecific relationships between host size and the abundance of parasitic larval gnathiid isopods on coral reef fishes, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 164: 263-271. LIRS catalog number 544.
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