Assessor flavissimus, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Assessor flavissimus, Torres Strait, Qld, Photo: Andrew Green
Yellow body, orange streak from snout through eye, dorsal and anal fins with orange margin, forked tail. Swims upside down under ledges and in caves, belly aligned to reef surface. Similar A. macneilli (Blue Scissortail) is blue, and Pseudochromis (Dottybacks) lack forked tail.
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: Many (12 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland