Ostorhinchus wassinki, Ningaloo Reef, WA, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Ostorhinchus wassinki, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Ostorhinchus wassinki, Exmouth, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
Similar to O. cyanosoma,O. properuptus and O. rubrimacula. Yellow stripes wider than silver intervening stripes distinguish it from O. cyanosoma, lower yellow stripes remain separate unlike O. properuptus, and lacks the red spot on tail base of O. rubrimacula. Lower silver stripe extends well past operculum on to body.
Max Size: 7 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.5-31.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (30% 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: Many (25 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.