Axoclinus lucillae, Female, Machalilla, Ecuador, Photo: Graham Edgar
Axoclinus lucillae, Male, Machalilla, Ecuador, Photo: Graham Edgar
Axoclinus lucillae, Nicaragua, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Axoclinus lucillae, Machalilla, Ecuador, Photo: Graham Edgar
Tropical Eastern Pacific
Males with 3 broad red-brown bands on body separated by white bands with narrow yellow bands in the centre, a black band on tail base and a black tail fin separated by a red band. First dorsal fin dark and flag-like, pectoral fins clear with narrow orange bands and a dark bar under eye to bottom oh head. Females similar but with more brown colouration, a smaller first dorsal fin and a white and brown tail fin. Found sitting on the reef.
Max Size: 3 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.8-30.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 7.8
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: Common (29% 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: Many (14 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.