Eviota storthynx, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Mottled cream and brown pattern, reddish cheek, round cream spots on belly contrast with brown abdominal patch, ladder-like series of reddish bars down back. Larger individuals have dark scale edges and a lightly banded tail fin.
Max Size: 3 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.1-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Mangrove, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 1.8
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: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (10% 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 (4 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland