Abalistes stellatus, QLD, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Light grey body with a covering of yellow spots, four white patches below dorsal fin, the last of which at tail base. Often associated with sand patches and sponge beds. Watches divers at a distance.
Max Size: 60 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.5-31.0°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.