Nemateleotris magnifica, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Nemateleotris magnifica, Marion Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Antonia Cooper
Pearly front half of body, orange rear, dark red tail, and extended white first dorsal spine, which it flicks back and forth. Hover individually or in pairs at a burrow entrance.
Max Size: 9 cm
Depth: 6-70 m
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (14% 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 (4 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.