Centroberyx gerrardi

Bight redfish
Centroberyx gerrardi
Centroberyx gerrardi, Kangaroo Island, SA, Photo: German Soler
Centroberyx gerrardi
Centroberyx gerrardi, Kangaroo Island, SA, Photo: Antonia Cooper
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Centroberyx gerrardi
Centroberyx gerrardi


Temperate Australasia


Bright orange-red species with a prominent white line along the side of the body and red eyes. Unlike other local members of the family, the bight redfish is usually a solitary species found near caves.


Max Size: 66 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 13.6-21.3°C

Depth: 5-300m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (5.0% 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.

Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney