Scolopsis lineata, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Scolopsis lineata, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Distinctive pattern of irregularly broken dark and light stripes above midline, forming squarish blotches.
Max Size: 23 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.5-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 2.1
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: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (4% 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: Several (7 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