Nemateleotris magnifica, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Nemateleotris magnifica, Marion Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Antonia Cooper
Pearly front half of body, orange rear, dark red tail, and extended white first dorsal spine, which it flicks back and forth. Hover individually or in pairs at a burrow entrance.
Max Size: 9 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.5-31.2°C
Depth: 6-70 m
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 10.5
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: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (16% 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.