Epinephelus rivulatus, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Epinephelus rivulatus, Juvenile, Norfolk Island, Photo: Graham Edgar
Epinephelus rivulatus, Photo: Graham Edgar
Epinephelus rivulatus, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Deep body with five dark bands, yellowish tips on dorsal fin, pectoral fins with black patch at base.
Max Size: 39 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.7-31.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Seagrass
Habitat Generalisation Index: 6.5
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 (7% 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.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney