Ogilbyina queenslandiae

Queensland Dottyback
Ogilbyina queenslandiae
Ogilbyina queenslandiae, Great Keppel Is, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Ogilbyina queenslandiae
Ogilbyina queenslandiae, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Ogilbyina queenslandiae
Ogilbyina queenslandiae


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Variably coloured body with pink, yellow, blue, green and brown, fins with blue margin, upper forebody with alternating light and dark bars. Similar Ogilbyina novaehollandiae (Multicolour Dottyback) has blue lines below eye. Shy. Length to 15 cm.


Max Size: 15 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 20.2-29.8°C

Depth: 1-20m

Habitat Generalization Index: 3.82

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 (15.5% 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 (2 per transect)

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

Edit by: Joe Shields