Sargocentron melanospilos, Saumarez Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Graham Edgar
Black spot at rear base of dorsal and anal fins, and on pectoral fin base. Yellow/orange body lacking stripes of most Sargocentron species. Shy, living deep under ledges or in caves.
Max Size: 25 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.5-33.0°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% 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