Pomacentrus magniseptus, Great Barrier Reef, Townsville, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pomacentrus magniseptus, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Photo: Ian Shaw
Previously considered the same as P. philippinus, but recently described as a different species. It has pale spots on each scale and all-black median fins, but best distinguished based on location. So far known only from eastern Australia. Records in the Coral Sea outside of the Great Barrier Reef may potentially be a different species, recently separated (P. nirgriradiatus).
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (33% 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: Many (26 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.