Corythoichthys conspicillatus

Reticulate Pipefish | Corythoichthys flavofasciatus
Corythoichthys conspicillatus
Corythoichthys conspicillatus, Aceh, Indonesia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Corythoichthys conspicillatus
Corythoichthys conspicillatus, North WA, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Corythoichthys conspicillatus
Corythoichthys conspicillatus, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Corythoichthys conspicillatus
Corythoichthys conspicillatus
Corythoichthys conspicillatus


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Reticulated pattern of lines in red and yellow colour bands, snout red and tail red with a white margin. Frequently misidentified as C. flavofasciatus, a species confined to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. This species is found in the Pacific.


Max Size: 17 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.4-30.2°C

Depth: 0-10m

Habitat Generalization Index: 1.81

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: Infrequent (1.9% 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 (2 per transect)

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