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Taxonomy Name Scatophagus argus
Class Osteichthyes
Order
Genus Scatophagus
Family Scatophagidae
DOF Valid Name Kitang
Common Name Butterfish, Spade fish, Spotted butterfish
Fish Base Name Spotted scat
Local Name Bat hu, Kendang, Kertang,ketang
Synonym
Original author Scatophagus argus
Body Color
Spesific Description

Body color:

Ground colour greenish. Juveniles with a few roundish blotches, about size of eye, or with about 5 or 6 broad, dark, vertical bars. In large adults, spots may be faint and restricted to dorsal part of flanks

Specific Description:

Dept range 0-5 m