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Sea Sweep

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Scientific name
Scorpis aequipinnis
Common name
Sea Sweep
Life on the Edge
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Bony Fish
Where to find
Subtidal reef areas

Sea Sweep are silvery-grey, often tinged with blue and with two indistinct broad bands on the upper side. Up to 60 cm long

Sea Sweep are often seen in small schools offshore or in deeper rockpools at the Bluff. They hover in the water column where they feed on planktonic animals.