Sphaeramia nematoptera, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Sphaeramia nematoptera, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Sphaeramia nematoptera, Dugong Is, Great Barrier Reef, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Sphaeramia nematoptera, Adult, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Distinctive pattern of black band dividing yellow head from spots on rear of body. Individuals or loose groups hover close to coral cover in sheltered locations.
Max Size: 9 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 28.9-31.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (9% 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 (18 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