Holocentrus rufus, Florida Keys, USA. Photo: Graham Edgar
Holocentrus rufus, Turks & Caicos. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Holocentrus rufus, San Andres, Colombia. Photo: Graham Edgar
Holocentrus rufus, Bonaire. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Slender body, bright red, sometimes with stripes or blotches. Long golden rear dorsal fin, and white blotches near margin of spinous dorsal fin membrane distinguish from similar H. adcensionis. A nocturnal species found near caves and crevices during the day, moving out over sandflats and seagrass beds to feed at night.
Max Size: 35 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
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: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.