Scarus globiceps, Male, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Scarus globiceps, Female, Lord Howe Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Scarus globiceps, Male. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pink/purple bridle over face, through eye, finishing at pectoral fin, lower than in S. frenatus. Also has fine light spots on body scales, rather than maze-like markings, and 2 stripes along underside. Tail not strongly lunate. Females light and non-descript, but identified by body shape, pair of light stripes on underside, and presence of a male.
Max Size: 27 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.1°C-30.6°C
Depth: 1-30 m
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (9% 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 (4 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