Stegastes gascoynei, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Stegastes gascoynei, Adult, Solitary Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Stegastes gascoynei, Adult, Yellow form, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Brown with no distinct markings. Similar to S. fasciolatus(Pacific Gregory) but with gold belly, gold pectoral, pelvic and anal fins, and brighter gold outer eye.
Max Size: 15 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.7-27.7°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (41% 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 (15 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