Continuation of 3 blue lines along length of body distinguishes the male from other Stethojulis species. Females similar to S. bandanensis, but have horizontal light stripes, and lack yellow on snout and distinct scales on underside.
Max Size: 15 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.3-31.3°C
Depth: 0-20 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (4% 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 (2 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