Pomacentrus imitator, Adult, Coral Sea, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Grey blue body, scales with pale centres and distinct scale margins, large black spot at pectoral fin base, and light tail. Differs from closely related P. flavioculus by location, being confined to the Coral Sea rather than further east around Fiji and Tonga, lack of gold ring around the iris, and whitish tail rather than yellow.
Max Size: 11 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.0-29.8°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (10% 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 (56 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.