Acanthurus lineatus, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Distinctive yellow and blue striped pattern on side, pale blue belly and crescent tail. Usually found on shallow reef flats and crests.
Max Size: 38 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.2-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 21
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 (17% 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.