Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus, Adult, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Blue lips and yellow snout, black band through eye, speckled body with yellow tail. Shy, hiding in branches of hard coral when approached.
Max Size: 18 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.8-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (8% 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 (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.