Western Gobbleguts, Gobbleguts, Northern Gobbleguts, Ruppell's Cardinalfish
Ostorhinchus rueppellii, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Silver-grey with a single lateral row of black dots and a diagonal stripe behind the eye. Another row of dots on base of soft dorsal fin and a single black spot at base of anal fin. Forms large aggregations over shallow seagrass beds in Western Australia.
Max Size: 12 cm
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Seagrass
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (6% 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: Large aggregations (277 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney