Pseudopataecus carnatobarbatus, Photo: Tim Crawford
Recently described from intertidal zones of areas with large tides, and so rarely seen by divers. Hairy lower chin, dorsal fin shape and radiating stripes on eye help distinguish it from other velvetfishes.
Max Size: 10 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (50% 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.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland