Cheilodactylus fasciatus, Cape Town, South Africa, Photo: Graham Edgar
Pointed snout and a slightly concave breast profile. Body with four broad red-brown stripes on lower sides and five squarish marks on upper sides that align with stripes on rear of body. Head covered with oblong spots and dashes, and tail with oblique brown stripes.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.8-24.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (100% 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: Several (8 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.