Dischistodus chrysopoecilus, Adult. Photo: Graham Edgar
Dark body with white patch on mid-back and light patches on head and tail base. Juvenile brown with two white bars on body, similar to that of D. pseudochrysopoecilus (Monarch Damsel) with ocellus below central dorsal fin, but white bars of D. chrysopoecilus don't extend all the way down to underside.
Max Size: 15 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.3-30.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Open ocean, Rocky Reef, Seagrass
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: Several (6 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.