Hypoplectrodes cardinalis, Rottnest Island, WA, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Dark spot on caudal peduncle and yellow stripes below the eye. Endemic to Western Australia, although only rarely observed. Hangs upside-down underneath ledges, and nestles into cracks and invertebrate growth when approached.
Depth: 10 - 60 m
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (100% 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.