Mccoskerichthys sandae, Panama, Photo: Graham Edgar
Tropical Eastern Pacific
Dusky green body with large dark eyes, white lips and a tuft of red based cirri on forehead, in between eyes. Inhabit mollusc and worm tubes in vertical walls and massive corals.
Max Size: 8 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 25.9-30.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 2.2
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
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Near Threatened
Occurrence: Common (33% 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 (12 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.