Atypichthys latus

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Atypichthys latus
Atypichthys latus, adult, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Atypichthys latus
Atypichthys latus, Macaulay Island, NZ, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Atypichthys latus, Kermadec Islands, NZ, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Atypichthys latus
Atypichthys latus
Atypichthys latus


Temperate Australasia


Numerous black and white/pale yellow stripes along body and yellow fins. Unlike Microcanthus strigatus (Stripey), black stripes don't extend fully across anal fin and are present on the face below the eye and the breast. Temperate and subtropical Tasman Sea islands and New Zealand.


Max Size: 30 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 16.9-24.9°C

Depth: 0-60m

Habitat Generalization Index: 9.39

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: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (15.6% 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: Several (8 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland