Cetoscarus bicolor, Female, Marsa Alam, Egypt, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Varies enormously in appearance from juveniles through to terminal phase males. Visually identical C. ocellatus only recently split from this species, which is best distinguished by location in the Red Sea only (C. ocellatus elsewhere)
Max Size: 90 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.4°C-31.3°C
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (12% 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.