Neoglyphidodon oxyodon, Juvenile. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Neoglyphidodon oxyodon, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Juveniles easily recognised by their markings: Black with two blue lines from head sweeping up and back onto body, light band around middle, blue arc on upper back, blue on tail base behind dorsal fin, blue pelvic fins and blue rear margins of dorsal, tail and anal fins. Adult dark without distinctive markings, although often with light patch in middle of back. Best identified by elongated, rectangular shape and presence of juveniles. Very shallow reef flats.
Max Size: 15 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 25.2-30.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (6% 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.