Anisotremus taeniatusCatalina | Grunt | Panama Porkfish
Tropical Eastern Pacific
Bright yellow, high body with a steep head profile, 5-7 bright blue stripes along body, oblique black/brown bar from nape though eye and another from start of dorsal fin to base of pectoral fin. Juveniles white with a yellow head and back, large round black spot on tail base, and two black stripes along body, each with a blue line above and below. Often found near walls and drop offs.
Max Size: 31 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.2-30.2°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 5.56
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.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (14.3% 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: Several (8 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields