Ogilbyina novaehollandiaeMulticolour Dottyback | Red-and-green Dottyback
Variable colour, but usually with a pink head, greenish back, yellow dorsal fin, pale blue to white body and tail, often with faint banding on sides. Distinguishing markings are: blue line below eye to snout and blue lines crossing eye, above and below pupil. Blue edge around fins. Similar O. queenslandiae (Queensland Dottyback), lacks blue line below eye, and blue lines on and near eye differ in location on Pseudochromis wilsoni (Yellowfin Dottyback) and Cypho purpurascens (Lavender Dottyback). Length to 10cm.
Max Size: 10 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20-28.4°C
Habitat Generalization Index: 2.88
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: Frequent (19.8% 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 (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields