Blue Scissortail (species: Assessor macneilli) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Assessor macneilli
Blue Scissortail

©Anne Hoggett: Assessor macneilli upside down in a cavern at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Rick Stuart-Smith: Assessor macneilli, Lizard Island area.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Plesiopidae
Genus Assessor
Species Assessor macneilli



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 6 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Grutter, A.S. (1997). Effect of the removal of cleaner fish on the abundance and species composition of reef fish, Oecologia, 111: 137-143. LIRS catalog number 504.