Aspasmogaster costata, Port Stephens, Photo: Tom Davis
Aspasmogaster costata, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
Aspasmogaster costata, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Secretive, under rocks and behind sea urchins. Distinguished from A. tasmaniensis by smaller size (only reaching 6cm) and more irregular crossbanding on body, also location if observed in mid to northern NSW.
Max Size: 5 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 15.3-23.2°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (21% 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.