Distinctive pattern of black bands on a yellow background, but is rarely seen by divers because of its cryptic habits. It generally lives upside down against the roof of caves.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.0-22.8°C
Depth: 10-100 m
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (5% 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: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney