Is the One Spot Foxface really a separate species?


It also appears there isn't a uniform variant. Some have that single black spot, others have a black patch, others have patches that are much fainter, might come and go with age. Are the Lo and One Spot really separate species?

And is there a size difference? The Lo on FishBase has a maximum recorded length of 10" but "œCommon Length" is listed as 8", which is the same as the maximum recorded size for the "œOne Spot." How big can Foxfaces be expected to get? Will they reach the full 10" or are they usually smaller?

On a side note, a Canadian team did a study and found that the Scopas and Yellow may not be different species, it's just that they are unclear whether the Yellow is a variant of the Scopas, or Vice versa.