Cheilodactylus gibbosus, Perth, WA, Photo: Tom Davis
Localised, Temperate Australasia
High humped shoulder with tapering body, white with broad dark to black oblique bands across face and below dorsal profile extending to caudal peduncle. Fourth spine of the dorsal fin greatly elevated, and the following spines gradually diminishing in size.
Max Size: 35 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 15.9-23.7°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (23% 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.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney