Cheilodipterus intermedius, Adult. Photo: Graham Edgar
Pale body with 8 or 9 dark stripes. Yellow tail base with black spot becoming darker with age. Almost impossible to distinguish from C. artus in the field at small sizes, but tail base of C. artus becomes dark in larger individuals.
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.1-30.7°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Rare (1% 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 (6 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland