Haemulon sexfasciatum, Coiba, Panama, Photo: Graham Edgar
Tropical Eastern Pacific
Silvery grey body with dark scale centres, and a series of six light bars on back, fading onto lower sides. Back relatively high, with a slightly pointed snout.
Max Size: 71 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.8-31.5°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 5.6
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 (12% 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: Several (7 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.