Ostorhinchus cavitensis, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Ostorhinchus cavitensis, Gulf of Carpentaria, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Narrow yellow stripe on back plus wider yellow mid lateral stripe with silvery margins. Numerous additional shorter silvery stripes. Small black spot in centre of tail base. Black stripes on head. Some variations lack silvery stripes, displaying only two yellow stripes which start out black on head.
Max Size: 7 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef, Mangrove, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% 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 (9 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