Coradion chrysozonus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
White with four gold bands, the first through the eye, and the middle two bands meeting at the bottom to form a V. Banding on body more golden than the dark bands of C. altivelis (Highfin Coralfish), and small ocellus slightly higher on rear dorsal fin. Black on tail base more like a spot than a band.
Max Size: 15 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.9-31.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 1.3
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
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (5% 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.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland