Heteroclinus wilsoni, Adult, Night. Pirates Bay, TAS, Photo: Andrew Green
Colour variable. Body reddish brown to green, either of uniform colour or with eight broken dark, vertical bars along trunk and tail, often forming saddles dorsally and ventrally on lateral surfaces of body and extending onto dorsal and anal fins; blotches on fins separated by transparent interspaces; two almost vertical bars extending ventrally from each eye; oblique bar sometimes present on each preopercle and opercle; white to pale crescent shaped bar on mid to upper portion of each pectoral fin base; large white to silver spot sometimes present posterior to each eye; white spots sometimes present on pectoral fin bases and belly; first dorsal dark, other fins mottled.
Max Size: 14 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 12.6-19.8°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
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: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Andrew Green (DJ Bray, Fishes of Australia)