Saurida gracilis, Red Sea, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Difficult to separate from the more common S. nebulosa (clouded saury) in the field - only by a marginally shorter distance between the end of the folded back pectoral fin tip and the origin of the dorsal fin.
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 (10 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland