Similar shape to other Girella sp., but is easily recognised with the yellow fins and eight dagger-shaped bars down the body. It occurs abundantly in schools of 5–30 animals on shallow sheltered reefs, particularly near boulder fields.
Max Size: 34 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 12.0-22.7°C
Depth: 0-20 m
Habitat: Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 15.7
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
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (42% 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.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney