Macropharyngodon choati, Adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Macropharyngodon choati, Juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
White body with large irregular orange patches, and a yellow-edged dark spot on operculum behind eye. Solitary, but juveniles sometimes school with other juvenile wrasses. Endemic to eastern Australia.
Max Size: 8 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.7-29.9°C
Depth: 0-30 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (10% 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 (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.