Chaetodon striatus, Adult, Bonaire, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Chaetodon striatus, Juvenile, Abrolhos, Bahia, Brazil, Photo: Graham Edgar
Temperate northern Atlantic, Temperate South America, Tropical Atlantic/Caribbean
Pale yellowish body with two broad dark bars on body, another on rear of dorsal fin onto tail base, and another over eye. Broad dark sub-marginal bands on median fins and pelvic fins half black.
Max Size: 16 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.0-30.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 7.8
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: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (19% 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.