Macropharyngodon kuiteri, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Macropharyngodon kuiteri, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Macropharyngodon kuiteri, Male, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Large blue-edged black spot on rear of operculum and evenly-spaced white spots down the side of the body. Secretive and rarely seen.
Max Size: 10 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.9°C-30.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
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.