Membranes between dorsal spines with white tips and white spots on lower section, forming curved light lines across the upper and lower spiny dorsal fin. Silver/white stripes of equal width distinguish it from S. microstoma (Smallmouth Squirrelfish) which has stripes of unequal width. S. punctatissimum (Peppered Squirrelfish) has similar spiny dorsal fin, but lacks distinct stripes.
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.2-29.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
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 (2 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