Ecsenius fourmanoiri, Cato Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Ecsenius fourmanoiri, Lord Howe Island, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Pale yellow-pink base colour, two dark brown stripes from head along tail, a third stripe along base of dorsal fin, dark bands between stripes create a grid pattern, brown ‘chinstrap’ and a dark stripe through eye which continues as the middle stripe.
Max Size: 5 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.8-29.0°C
Depth: 1-20 m
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 6.8
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: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (11% 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: Many (12 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.