Meuschenia flavolineata

Yellow-stripe leatherjacket
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata, Adelaide, SA, Photo: Graham Edgar
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata, Topgallant Island, SA, Photo: Graham Edgar
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata, juvenile, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata, Adelaide, SA, Photo: Graham Edgar
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata, Dunsborough, WA, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata, Unusual mottled variation. Rottnest Is, WA, Photo: Ben Jones
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata, Juvenile colour pattern. Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata, Male and female. Montague Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
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Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata
Meuschenia flavolineata

Distribution

Temperate Australasia


Description

Dark bodies with a characteristic yellow or orange patch in front of the tail. Pairs of yellowstriped leatherjackets are often seen moving about together, the female recognisable by the yellow patch extended onto the tail and the male with four small spines.


Information

Max Size: 30 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 12-23.2°C

Depth: 2-30m

Habitat Generalization Index: 17.09

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.


Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Common (37.6% 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.


Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney