Diagramma pictum

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Diagramma pictum
Diagramma pictum, adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Diagramma pictum
Diagramma pictum, juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Diagramma pictum
Diagramma pictum, Great Keppel Is, Qld, Photo: Andrew Green
Diagramma pictum
Diagramma pictum, juvenile, Great Keppel Is, Qld, Photo: Andrew Green
Diagramma pictum
Diagramma pictum, adult, Great Keppel Is, Qld, Photo: Andrew Green
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Diagramma pictum
Diagramma pictum
Diagramma pictum
Diagramma pictum
Diagramma pictum

Distribution

Tropical Indo-Pacific


Description

Adult has uniform silver-grey body and slightly darker fins, high fore body tapering strongly to tail base, fine scales, dorsal fin continues well past end of anal fin to start of elongate tail fin base, lacks large rubbery lips of Plectorhinchus species (Sweetlips). Intermediate size animal has dark spots on body and fins; juvenile has broad black, white and sometimes yellow stripes along side.


Information

Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: 20.2-32.2°C

Depth: 0-88m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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: Frequent (11.4% 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 (4 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