Labropsis xanthonota, Rose Atoll, Pacific Ocean, Photo: Graham Edgar
Labropsis xanthonota, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Males dark with yellow lips, yellow margin on operculum, sides with yellow spots on each scale and a distinctive V-shaped tail marking. Juveniles and females dark purplish-black with fine blue stripes along body and yellow back.
Max Size: 13 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.1-30.7°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 1.5
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
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (4% 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 (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.