White tips on distinctly scalloped tail, with groove in the middle of the rear margin. Usually black blotches along underside of body.
Max Size: 200 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.8-31.2°C
Depth: 1-100 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Mangrove, Open ocean, Rocky Reef
Threats: By-catch, Exploitation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% 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: Few (4 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