Diploprion bifasciatum, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Diploprion bifasciatum, Juvenile, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia, Photo: Joe Shields
Diploprion bifasciatum, Adult, Great Keppel Is, Qld, Photo: Andrew Green
Diploprion bifasciatum, Adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Yellow with a black bar through eye, black/purple band on body which sometimes spreads to cover rear half of body. Distinctive body shape and large rounded fins. Occasional individual black other than yellow rear fins. Juveniles yellow with a black blotch on first dorsal fin. Length to 25 cm.
Max Size: 25 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.2-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (14% 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.