Cephalopholis panamensis, Adult, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Photo: Graham Edgar
Cephalopholis panamensis, Juvenile, Coiba Island, Panama, Photo: Graham Edgar
Tropical Eastern Pacific
Brown, heavy body with blue-edged orange spots on face, dark bars on sides which become more faint on back, dark, blue-edged spot behind eye, equal in size to eye. Juveniles bluish with orange spots on face and yellow on top of head and start of back. A shy and secretive species.
Max Size: 31 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.8-30.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 22.5
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: By-catch, Exploitation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Widespread (57% 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 (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.