Sebastapistes strongia, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Sebastapistes strongia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Large eyes with radiating stripes, sometimes with branched cirri above. Brown to reddish brown, mottled with brown, white and black. Similar S. mauritiana (Spineblotch Scorpionfish) lacks stripes on eye and has dark scale edges.
Max Size: 6 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.8-29.5°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (8% 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