Choerodon vitta, Juvenile, Gulf of Carpentaria, Qld, Photo: Andrew Green
Choerodon vitta, Juvenile, WA, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Grey body with, dark diffuse lateral stripe, black spot on tail base. Small tuskfish with a more elongate body and pointed snout than other Choerodon species, co-occurs with similar looking Pentapodus species (Whiptails).
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.5-31.5°C
Depth: 10-40 m
Habitat: Seagrass, Soft sediment
Habitat Generalisation Index: 2.6
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (6% 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.