Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus, With eggs. Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
White to yellowish body with 20-32 dark bands encircling head and body. Tail red with a white margin and a cluster of up to three white blotches that often merge together in the centre. Typically hidden in cracks in the reef during the day, often in pairs.
Max Size: 19 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.3-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (15% 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.