Chromileptes altivelis, Adult, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Chromileptes altivelis, Juvenile, Lembeh, Indonesia,
Chromileptes altivelis, Adult, Coral Sea, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Chromileptes altivelis, Juvenile, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
(A.K.A Cromileptes altivelis) Very distinctive shape. Small head with concave upper profile, high body, dirty white/light greenish brown base coloration with numerous round black spots; juveniles with floppy oversized fins. Highly prized as a food fish. Length to 70 cm.
Max Size: 70 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.9-31.7°C
Depth: 2-40 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 4.3
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
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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.