Chirodactylus brachydactylus, Cape Town, South Africa, Photo: Graham Edgar
Tan back grading to a pale underside, tan upper head abruptly becoming pale below eye, large tan lips, translucent yellow pectoral fin with a red base and white spots evenly spaced along lateral line. Back some times has broad oblique bars.
Max Size: 40 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.9-24.1°C
Habitat: 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: Many (19 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.