Special thanks for the photos of Scolopsis temporalis to Dr. Gerry R. Allen, Australia and Piero Malaer, Switzerland.
Scolopsis temporalis inhabits coastal and lagoon waters, on sand rubble bottoms close to reefs.
The Bald-spot monocle bream is usually seen solitary in 20+ meters depth and may also be seen in groups.
Identification is quite easy because of the four blue stripes on the fish´s head.
Similar species: Scolopsis monogramma
Scolopsides temporalis Cuvier, 1830
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Percoidei (Suborder) > Nemipteridae (Family) > Scolopsis (Genus) > Scolopsis temporalis (Species)