Scatophagus argus Linnaeus 1766
spotted scat, tiger scat, spotted butterfish
Scatophagus argus, spotted scat  tiger scat, spotted butterfish

family Scatophagidae - scats or butterfishes

The Spotted Scat, Scatophagus argus, can be silvery, golden, greenish or brown and covered with many dark spots. This species is usually found inshore including estuaries and mangrove areas. Eats worms and crustaceans.

Distribution =   widespread Indo-west Pacific
Max size =   35cms