Oxycheilinus digrammaVioletline Maori Wrasse | Cheeklined Maori Wrasse | Cheilinus diagramma | Cheilinus digramma | Cheilinus digrammus | Oxycheilinus digrammus
Variable and often multi-coloured body that can be rapidly changed, series of oblique parallel lines on lower operculum, lines radiating from eye, and centre of tail usually yellow or white. Tail base lacks white ring as in O. unifasciatus (Ringtail Maori Wrasse), and small white zig-zags as in O. orientalis (Oriental Maori Wrasse). Usually curious or more easily approached than other Oxycheilinus species.
Max Size: N/A cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.5-31.4°C
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: Common (32.0% 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