Dactylopus dactylopus, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Dactylopus dactylopus, Perth,WA, Photo: Tom Davis
Eyes high on forehead, pelvic fins large and fan like with the first ray separated. Males with long rays in first dorsal fin. Inhabit sandy areas with silt, seagrass.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 17.1-30.3°C
Habitat: Seagrass, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% 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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.