Ptereleotris monoptera, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Ptereleotris monoptera, NSW, Australia, Photo: John Turnbull
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Pale body, with yellow/red margin of dorsal fin and diffuse dark bar under eye to snout. Similar P. microlepis (greeneye dartgoby) has small black bar on pectoral fin base.
Max Size: 12 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 15.3-29.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (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: Many (13 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