Ptereleotris zebra

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Ptereleotris zebra
Ptereleotris zebra, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Ptereleotris zebra
Ptereleotris zebra, Cartier Island, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
Ptereleotris zebra
Ptereleotris zebra, Samoa, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Ptereleotris zebra
Ptereleotris zebra
Ptereleotris zebra


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Greenish body with regular narrow, blue-edged orange/peach bars. Short blue-edged red bar on pectoral fin base and blue marks on cheek and under eye.


Max Size: 12 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-30.1°C

Depth: 2-31m

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: Infrequent (2.3% 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 (11 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