Pale red/pink colour, with dark red scale margins. Lacking white or black margins on fins, except for a white leading edge on pelvic fins. Dark streak behind operculum to pectoral fin base, and dark blotch on eye above pupil.
Max Size: 27 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.0-30.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 2.3
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
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
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: Many (13 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.