Chaetodon assarius, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Localised, Temperate Australasia
Pale beige, dark band through eye and 5 vertical rows of dark spots on body, ocellus on rear dorsal fin, rear margin of dorsal and anal fins white. Restricted range in central Western Australia.
Max Size: 13 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 17.8-28.9°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (26% 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 (3 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