Ostracion solorensis

Striped Boxfish | Reticultae Boxfish | Scribbled Boxfish | Solor Boxfish
Ostracion solorensis
Ostracion solorensis, male, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Ostracion solorensis
Ostracion solorensis, Coral Sea, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Ostracion solorensis
Ostracion solorensis, female, Ambon Harbour, Indonesia, Photo: Joe Shields
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Ostracion solorensis
Ostracion solorensis
Ostracion solorensis


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Maze pattern over back, with spots on side and lines onto tail. Female with brown sides and larger yellowish maze pattern.


Max Size: 12 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 24.3-31.3°C

Depth: 1-20m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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: Infrequent (3.4% 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: Solitary (1 per transect)

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