Bryaninops amplus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Bryaninops amplus, Great Barrier Reef, Cardwell, Qld, Photo: Andrew Green
Bryaninops amplus, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Translucent with reddish-brown blotches on the side which tend to fuse, sometimes forming a stripe below the spine. Head broad. Live exclusively on or in close association with gorgonian seawhips.
Max Size: 5 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.2-30.9°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 0.7
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: Infrequent (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 (6 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.