Halichoeres brownfieldiBrownfields wrasse | Halichoeres brownfeldi
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Green to brown with broad tapering white stripe from face along lower body, thin broken white stripe along upper body and numerous small black spots on side. Small ocelli on rear of dorsal fin and tail base, but not always visible. It is not often noticed because of its small size and good camouflage.
Max Size: 15 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 16.9-23.6°C
Depth: 1-30 m
Habitat Generalization Index: 15.99
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: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (21.0% 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 (7 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney