Acanthurus leucocheilus, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Acanthurus leucocheilus, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Acanthurus leucocheilus, WA, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Rounded head, grey lips, dark-edged white tail spine, tail lunate with a black-edged white rear margin, often displays a white band on inner tail, and a yellow or white streak up the middle of the pectoral fin.
Max Size: 45 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.4-31.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 1.2
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: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (5% 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 (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.