Grammistes sexlineatus, Lord Howe Is, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Grammistes sexlineatus, Lord Howe Is, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Grammistes sexlineatus, Ningaloo Reef, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
High rounded body with thin yellow stripes and a blue edged black spot on upper lip. The number, length and continuity of stripes varies with age with juveniles only having two white stripes. Juveniles on coastal reefs and adults in deeper water. Usually well back in caves and under ledges during the day. Skin has toxic poison. Length to 30cm
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-30.4°C
Depth: 1-130 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% 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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.