Myripristis violacea, North WA, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Myripristis violacea, Maldives, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Myripristis violacea, Coral Sea, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Large, reflective silvery scales with dark red/purple margins and relatively light opercular bar ending with distinct black spot on pectoral base. White leading edges on all median fins except for 1st spiny dorsal.
Max Size: 35 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.6-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 15.1
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: 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: Several (6 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.