Gunnellichthys monostigma, QLD, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Body extremely elongate and pale blue, small black spot at rear of opercle, small blue line under eye. Occurs in colonies evenly spread over white sand; animals rapidly dive under sand if disturbed.
Max Size: 16 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 27.0-30.5°C
Habitat: Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% 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.