Myripristis botche

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Myripristis botche
Myripristis botche


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Scales pale red/pink with darker scale margins, dusky red on back, through red to pink on underside. Head uniform red, dark band on rear edge of gill cover to base of pectoral fin. White leading edges on all fins except for spiny first dorsal and pectoral fins. Second dorsal, tail and anal fins also tipped black.


Max Size: 30 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 27.6-30.5°C

Depth: 1-75m (Usu

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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 (25.0% 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: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: Joe Shields