Gymnothorax favagineus, Juvenile, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Gymnothorax favagineus, Adult, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Smaller individuals black with narrow white tessellated pattern. Adults with more widely spaced, mostly circular spots.
Max Size: 300 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-31.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 2
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: Infrequent (1% 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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland