Leptojulis cyanopleura, Juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Tom Davis
Leptojulis cyanopleura, Torres Strait, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Pale elongate body with a tan to black stripe along mid body from snout to tail, and a second, less distinct, thinner stripe along back. Adults with a dark blotch above and behind pectoral fin of variable colour, from gold to iridescent blue.
Max Size: 13 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 16.2-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 2.4
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
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: Many (65 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.