Amblyrhynchotes honckenii, Tsitsikamma, South Africa, Photo: Graham Edgar
Temperate Africa, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Dark brown to black on back with yellowish white spots, yellow sides and white underside. Dorsal, tail and pectoral fins dusky with a yellow tinge, and anal fins white on males, and yellow on breeding females. Commonly found in estuaries and around river mouths. Highly poisonous, hands should be washed after handling this species.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 16.8-22.3°C
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (50% 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: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.