Enneapterygius flavoccipitis, NT, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Enneapterygius flavoccipitis, QLD, Australia, Photo: Joe Shields
Enneapterygius flavoccipitis, Gulf of Carpentaria, NT, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Red-brown mottled body, short brownish bars across back, and a pattern of white-red-white bars on tail base. Grey patch with yellow markings on top of head behind eyes and onto nape and red line from eye to tip of snout.
Max Size: 3 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 0.9
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
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (6% 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 (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.