Chaetodon plebeius, Adult, Ningaloo Reef, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Chaetodon plebeius, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Chaetodon plebeius, Juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Max Size: 15 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-30.2°C
Habitat Generalisation Index: 21.9
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
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (36% 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.