Pomacentrus australis, Adult, Tweed Heads, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
Pomacentrus australis, Adult, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
Pomacentrus australis, Adult, Great Keppel Is, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Blue to blue-grey back usually with lighter underside. Juveniles bright blue becoming dull blue-grey with age. Dark earspot, dark tail margin and black patch at pectoral fin base. Light form lacks obvious dark pectoral base and tail margin.
Max Size: 8 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 15.9-28.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (17% 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 (22 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.