Canthigaster bennetti, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Canthigaster bennetti, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Canthigaster bennetti, Lembeh, Indonesia,
Canthigaster bennetti, Ambon, Indonesia, Photo: Joe Shields
Black saddle at rear dorsal fin base, with light edge, and orange and blue-green lines radiating from eye. Distinguished from other tobies with black dorsal fin saddles by light underside with dark strip above.
Max Size: 10 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 16.4-30.8°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
Habitat Generalisation Index: 4
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: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (4% 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.
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland