Very dark purple colouration; the colour leaches from preserved specimens, turning the water almost black.
Max Size: 38 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 17.1-28.9°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef, Seagrass
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (9% 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.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney