Plectropomus pessuliferus, Jordan, Photo: Graham Edgar
Plectropomus pessuliferus, Red Sea, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Body brown to orange-red, scattering of dark edged blue spots over head, body and fins, sometimes becoming vertically elongate on sides. Red Sea population can be found in shallow waters but normally found below 25m. Length to 63cm.
Max Size: 120 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.4-31.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Near Threatened
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: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.