Pictichromis coralensis
Pictichromis coralensis, adult, Flinders Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Andrew Green
Pictichromis coralensis
Pictichromis coralensis, adult, Flinders Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Andrew Green
Pictichromis coralensis
Pictichromis coralensis, adult, Hastings Reef, QLD, Photo: Andrew Green
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Pictichromis coralensis
Pictichromis coralensis
Pictichromis coralensis

Distribution


Description

Body sharply divided into intense purple front / yellow rear. Only recently distinguished from the near-identical Pictichromis paccagnellae which is found off north-western Australia and Indonesia. Length to 6cm.


Information

Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: N/A

Depth: 6-40m

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: Vulnerable

Occurrence: Infrequent (7.6% 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: Several (5 per transect)

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


Edit by: Andrew Green (GJE TMLA)