Cheilodactylus pixi, Adult, Tsitsikamma, South africa, Photo: Graham Edgar
Cheilodactylus pixi, Juvenile, Cape Town, South Africa, Photo: Graham Edgar
Mildly pointed snout and a slightly concave breast profile. Light grey body speckled with red-brown spots and four distinct oblique, brown bars, with another less distinct bar behind head onto pectoral fin base. Fins translucent orange. Found among rocks on the Namibian and South African coasts.
Max Size: 18 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 15.2-24.1°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (75% 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 (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.