Scaevius milii

Coral Monocle Bream | Green-striped Coral Bream | Jurgen
Scaevius milii
Scaevius milii, adult, WA, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Scaevius milii
Scaevius milii, juvenile, WA, Australia, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Scaevius milii
Scaevius milii


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Small dark spot on upper tail base, pattern of lines and stripes radiating from eye. Northern and Western Australia, and Papua New Guinea only, in sheltered macroalgal covered reefs and seagrass.


Max Size: 20 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 24.9-32.2°C

Depth: 1-20 m

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 (3.3% 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: Several (6 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