Centrogenys vaigiensis, Adult, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
High-spined relative of the groupers with scorpionfish appearance. Pale mottled with dark brown to blackish blotches. Five dark patches below dorsal fin, dark patches radiating from eye, and often with large pale patch covering back of head. Length to 25cm.
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.