Caprichthys gymnura, Rottnest Is, WA, Photo: Kevin Smith
Rarely seen on shallow reefs, and usually known from deeper water trawls. Can have long spines on the side, in front of dorsal and anal fins.
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Vulnerable
Occurrence: Common (33% 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.