Notocirrhitus splendens, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Notocirrhitus splendens, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Notocirrhitus splendens, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Relatively large hawkfish, with dark-edged red/orange spots on snout and face, stripes on nape and dark blotches on body, which is grey on head grading to white towards rear, spots on tail and pectoral fin base spotted with orange red spots. Endemic to subtropical Tasman Sea islands.
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.4-24.9°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (48% 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 (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney