Lactoria fornasini, Adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Lactoria fornasini, Port Stephens, NSW, Photo: Nicola Davis
Lactoria fornasini, Adult, North Solitary Island, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Temperate Africa, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Coloured green to brown with random blue dots and dashes. Has a pair of forward projecting spines over the eyes, another pair projecting rearward from the rear of the body under the caudal peduncle, and a single spine in the centre of the dorsal surface.
Max Size: 23 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 15.9-30.9°C
Depth: 5-132 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.