Parupeneus pleurostigma, Adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Parupeneus pleurostigma, Aceh, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Parupeneus pleurostigma, Coral Sea, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
Parupeneus pleurostigma, Jervis Bay, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Variable colour from reddish-pink to silver-grey body with pale belly, large rounded black blotch mid body with white blotch behind, black patch on base of second dorsal fin.
Max Size: 33 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 17.4-31.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Soft sediment
Habitat Generalisation Index: 13.9
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: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (9% 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 (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland