Cantherhines fronticinctus, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Cantherhines fronticinctus, Juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Cantherhines fronticinctus, Juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Tom Davis
Distinctive black patch just behind and below the eye. Also blue ring around eye in juveniles, dark mask between eyes, and lighter patch on tail base.
Max Size: 25 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.4-29.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% 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