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Family Scatophagidae

Scats are found in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. There are four species in two genera. They primarily live in brackish water where they feed on algae and feces. The scientific name of the family means "eater of excrement" - well someone has to do it.

 

Scatophagus argus Scat

Scatophagus argus

Scatophagus argus Scat - aquarium photo.

 

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