Coradion altivelis

Highfin Coralfish
Coradion altivelis
Coradion altivelis, adult, Photo: Graham Edgar
Coradion altivelis
Coradion altivelis, juvenile, Great Keppel Is, Qld, Photo: Andrew Green
Coradion altivelis
Coradion altivelis, adult, Great Keppel Is, Qld, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Coradion altivelis
Coradion altivelis
Coradion altivelis


Tropical Indo-Pacific


White with four dark gold bands, first through eye and last broad and diffuse at rear of body. Triangular body shape differs slightly from the squarer profile of C. chyrsozonus (Orangebanded Coralfish). C. altivelis has darker bands than C. chrysozonus, and the black on tail base is more like a band than a spot. Middle two bands on juveniles meet at the base to form a V.


Max Size: 18 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.9-30.1°C

Depth: 3-30m

Habitat Generalization Index: 0.9

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: Least Concern

Occurrence: Infrequent (7.1% 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 (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.