Cephalopholis urodeta, Ashmore Reef, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Cephalopholis urodeta, Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
Cephalopholis urodeta, Scott Reef, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Cephalopholis urodeta, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Variable red-brown to pale grey-brown body, becoming darker posteriorly. Similar to C. spiloparaea (Strawberry Rockcod), but with distinctive light blue stripes that extend obliquely across upper and lower tail. Lacks white edged black blotch on upper tail base of C. leopardus (Leopard Rockcod). Length to 28 cm.
Max Size: 28 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.4-31.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 21.4
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
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.