Hoplolatilus starcki, Rowley Shoals, Western Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Rounded head with bright blue colouration that extends behind pectoral fin base, pale yellow body, tail bright yellow and strongly forked. Often in pairs, associated with burrows in sand/rubble. Length to 16 cm.
Max Size: 15 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 25.0-30.7°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Rare (1% 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.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland