Meiacanthus reticulatus, Adult, Flinders Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Andrew Green
Grey to brown with numerous darker spots forming a reticulated pattern all over. Dark upper and lower margins to pale caudal fin. Narrow stripe from rear of eye to about one third length of dorsal fin.
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Vulnerable
Occurrence: Common (24% 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 (4 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.