Plectropomus maculatus, Juvenile, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Plectropomus maculatus, Juvenile. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Plectropomus maculatus, Juvenile. Photo: Graham Edgar
Plectropomus maculatus, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Plectropomus maculatus, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Blue spots elongating into streaks on head, diminishing in size and becoming circular towards tail; juveniles with dark stripe from snout to tail. Length to 100 cm.
Max Size: 100 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.2-32.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (29% 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: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.