Dischistodus melanotus, Adult, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Qld. Photo: Andrew Green
Dischistodus melanotus, Juvenile. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
White with dark upper head and forward portion of back. Adults also with dark patch around anus, and juveniles have white bar behind head and an ocellus in the middle of the back.
Max Size: 16 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (18% 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: Several (7 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.