High, rounded, grey body, light grey bars on face and fore-body, numerous small spots on rear half of body, pale tail with broad black rear margin and yellow pelvic fins. Often forms large schools on wave-exposed reefs.
Max Size: 26 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.7-29.8°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 2.1
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (10% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Several (9 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.