Halichoeres nigrescens, Male, Dampier, WA, Photo: Graham Edgar
Halichoeres nigrescens, Juvenile, Great Barrier Reef, Photo: Graham Edgar
Halichoeres nigrescens, Dampier, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
Green body, pale red stripes along side that break apart and interconnect towards rear, dark stripe from snout to eye, black mark at base of pectoral fin, small black spot on upper tail base and yellow corners on tail fin. Juveniles with four white spots on side, which expand to become short vertical bars breaking the body stripes of adults.
Max Size: 14 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.2-32.2°C
Depth: 3-10 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Seagrass
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (11% 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: Many (16 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.