Myripristis adusta, Maldives, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Myripristis adusta, Aceh, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Myripristis adusta, Cook Islands, Photo: Graham Edgar
Temperate Africa, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Light salmon pink to dirty red-brown with distinct dark scale margins and broad black borders on dorsal, anal and tail fins. Black patch on upper operculum and at base of pectoral fin, separated by a light patch just behind operculum. Largest of the soldierfishes.
Max Size: 35 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 25.5-31.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 4.8
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: Infrequent (6% 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 (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.