Blue Scissortail, Assessor macneilli Whitley, 1935
Scientific name: Assessor macneilli
The Blue Scissortail is a small fish that divers see most commonly in caves.
The species is dark blue with light blue margins on all fins except the pectorals.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.