Thin, wavy vertical bars on lower part of body, lateral line that dips to lower body rear of the dorsal fin. Acanthocybium solandri (Wahoo) has wider bars which also cover top part of body, a longer snout, and is not typically found in shallow or coastal water.
Max Size: 240 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.4-31.3°C
Depth: 10-70 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Open ocean, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 0.8
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: Near Threatened
Occurrence: Infrequent (3% 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 (4 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland