Chaetodon meyeri, Juvenile, North WA, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green2
Chaetodon meyeri, Adult, North WA, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Distinct black on white diagonal striped pattern across body, with yellow dorsal, tail, anal and ventral fins and diffuse yellow band on belly.
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 25.4-31.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 5
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
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: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.