Lepidozygus tapeinosoma

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Lepidozygus tapeinosoma
Lepidozygus tapeinosoma, Photo: Graham Edgar
Lepidozygus tapeinosoma
Lepidozygus tapeinosoma, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Lepidozygus tapeinosoma
Lepidozygus tapeinosoma, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Lepidozygus tapeinosoma
Lepidozygus tapeinosoma
Lepidozygus tapeinosoma

Distribution

Tropical Indo-Pacific


Description

Elongate almost Pseudanthias-like shape, colouring can be variable but usually with a grey-green or yellowish back, and purplish underside. Usually yellow patch at rear of dorsal fin. Form feeding aggregations well above the reef, usually around steep slopes or drop-offs, often mixed in with schools of Pseudanthias species.


Information

Max Size: 10 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 26-30.9°C

Depth: 1-30m

Habitat Generalization Index: 4.2

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: Infrequent (6.9% 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: Large aggregations (621 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.