Inimicus didactylusLongsnout stingerfish | Bearded Ghoul | Popeyed Sea Goblin | Spiny Devilfish
Mottled red-brown with tassels. Sits motionless on the bottom and is very well camouflaged. Dark base in pattern on the inner side of pectoral fin. I. caledonicus has a dark band through the middle section of the pectoral fin underside, while that of I. sinensis is dark with pale blotches. Venomous spines on back.
Max Size: 25 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.8-31.1°C
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: 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.
Edit by: Joe Shields