Pycnochromis agilis

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Pycnochromis agilis
Pycnochromis agilis, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pycnochromis agilis
Pycnochromis agilis, Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia
Pycnochromis agilis
Pycnochromis agilis, adult, Coral Sea, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Pycnochromis agilis
Pycnochromis agilis
Pycnochromis agilis


Tropical Indo-Pacific


High squarish body, large black spot at pectoral fin base with 2 small dark streaks on operculum. Fine blue margins on dorsal and anal fins.


Max Size: N/A cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.3-29.7°C

Depth: 3-65m

Habitat Generalization Index: 17.3

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: Common (27.2% 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 (22 per transect)

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