Eviota teresae

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Eviota teresae
Eviota teresae, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Eviota teresae
Eviota teresae, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Eviota teresae
Eviota teresae, Coral Sea, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
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Eviota teresae
Eviota teresae
Eviota teresae



Part of the Eviota guttata species complex including E. albolineataE. guttata, and E. taeiae. Known to occur in Fiji, and individuals from other locations in the Coral Triangle very closely resemble the species but have not been genetically verified. Red stripe behind the eye is incomplete, and interorbital red spot is distinctly separate from a larger red spot behind each eye. Eyes exhibit a gold ring around the pupil, with no prominant spokes. The lower portion of the red rectangular blocks on the ventral side of the body are half the width of the top, and separated by white/yellow bars wider than the pupil diameter.


Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: N/A

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: Critically Endangered

Occurrence: Common (27.8% 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.