Pomacanthus navarchus, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Orange body with blue scale centres forming spots, large iridescent-blue edged blue bar across head, orange chin, orange dorsal and tail fins, blue pectoral, pelvic and anal fins, and blue-edged navy bar over tail base. Juveniles with narrow vertical blue and white bands. Length to 28 cm.
Max Size: 28 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 25.4-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 3.7
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: Infrequent (8% 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.