Belonoperca chabanaudi, Ashmore Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Graham Edgar
Slender body, yellow patch below second dorsal fin, blue-edged black spots on first dorsal fin and pelvic fin. Generally seen drifting or hovering along dark walls and in caves , often upside down. Length to 15 cm.
Max Size: 15 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.2-30.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 0.9
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
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.