Serranocirrhitus latus, Diamond Islet, Coral Sea, Photo: Graham Edgar
Serranocirrhitus latus, Lihou Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Graham Edgar
Deep body shape and distinct bright colours, including yellow and red stripes radiating from eye and yellow earspot.
Max Size: 13 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.2-29.9°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (10% 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: Many (15 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