Scomberoides lysan, Mellish Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Graham Edgar
Scomberoides lysan, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
Scomberoides lysan, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Two rows of dark silver blotches, one above and one below the lateral line. Blotches smaller than in S. commersonnianus (giant queenfish). Has black-tipped dorsal fin lobe, like S. tol (not shown) but also has dark tail lobes. Most frequently encountered queenfish by divers.
Max Size: 110 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.6-31.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Open ocean
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (5% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Several (7 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland