Pomacanthus zonipectus, Machalilla, Ecuador, Photo: Graham Edgar
Pomacanthus zonipectus, Juvenile, Coiba Island, Panama, Photo: Graham Edgar
Pomacanthus zonipectus, Gulf of California, Mexico, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Tropical Eastern Pacific
Grey-brown body scattered with small dark spots, faint light concentric arcs on body, dark-edged yellow band behind pectoral fin and another broad yellow band from nape down to breast. Blue edging on dorsal and anal fin. Juveniles black with distinct yellow curved bands on body and blue margins on dorsal and anal fins.
Max Size: 46 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.2-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
Habitat Generalisation Index: 6.2
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.