Parupeneus crassilabris, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Parupeneus crassilabris, North WA, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Parupeneus crassilabris, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Two large black patches on side of pale body, first patch almost reaches pectoral fin base, the second below soft dorsal fin, and a large black patch over and behind eye. Very similar P. trifasciatus lacks the black patch over the eye, and only occurs in the Indian Ocean.
Max Size: 35 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.9-31.0°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
Habitat Generalisation Index: 15.6
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
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (19% 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: Several (9 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.