Sufflamen bursa, Adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Sufflamen bursa, Juvenile, Maldives, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Sufflamen bursa, Hawaii, Photo: Graham Edgar
Sufflamen bursa, Coral Sea, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Sufflamen bursa, Adult, Hawaii, Photo: Graham Edgar
Sufflamen bursa, Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
Yellow or white crescent bar through eye, plus similar bar behind, thin white stripe extending from mouth past pectoral fin base, and uniform grey tail.
Max Size: 25 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.0-30.8°C
Depth: 3-90 m
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 11.8
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: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (16% 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: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland