Anampses twistii, Adult, Red Sea, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Anampses twistii, Juvenile. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Anampses twistii, Juvenile, Coral Sea, Photo: Ian Shaw
Dark red-brown body, yellow breast, fine blue spots aligned in rows along body and dorsal, anal and tail fins, pair of ocelli on rear of dorsal and anal fins, and tail semi-translucent. Juveniles pale brown with blue blotches on body and ocelli on fins. Usually solitary.
Max Size: 18 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef
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: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland