Chromis klunzingeri, Adult, Jurien Bay, WA, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Yellow sides to the body above the lateral line, white below, and a dark black patch across the head. It generally feeds in the open on plankton and is particularly common along the southern Western Australian coast.
Max Size: 7 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 16.1-22.8°C
Depth: 5-40 m
Habitat: Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 18.7
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: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (50% 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 (29 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney