Serranus baldwini, Abrolhos Islands, Brazil. Photo: Graham Edgar
Serranus baldwini, Belize. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
White with two dark stripes along upper body, a yellow stripe along mid body and a series of short, vertical orange bands on lower body, each with a dark spot at the top, often with less distinct orange blotches between. Lower head and throat with dark spots and lines, tail base with two dark spots on upper and lower edges and four smaller dark spots aligned vertically at the very base of fin. Usually found over rubble or seagrass areas in the immediate vicinity of reefs.
Max Size: 12 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Seagrass
Threats: Invasive species
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% 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.