Chrysoblephus laticepsRoman seabream
High body with a slightly steep head profile and a large mouth. Red or orange with a large pale patch on for body, a smaller, vertically elongated white patch on mid body, a white patch on gill cover and a bright red oblique bar from eye to bottom of gill cover. Small bluish band connects the eyes. Red colour occasionally replaced with blue. Juveniles pale with a brown stripe extending forward from tail base, fading on body, a white patch below a brown patch on upper mid body and a blue line connecting eyes.
Max Size: 50 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 14.9-24.1°C
Habitat Generalization Index: N/A
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.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN 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: Several (9 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields