Serranocirrhitus latus

Swallowtail Basslet | Hawk Anthias | Hawkfish Anthias
Serranocirrhitus latus
Serranocirrhitus latus, Diamond Islet, Coral Sea, Photo: Graham Edgar
Serranocirrhitus latus
Serranocirrhitus latus, Lihou Reef, Coral Sea, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Serranocirrhitus latus
Serranocirrhitus latus

Similar Species


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Deep body shape and distinct bright colours, including yellow and red stripes radiating from eye and yellow earspot.


Max Size: 13 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 24.2-29.9°C

Depth: 5-70m

Habitat Generalization Index: 2.73

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: Frequent (10.8% 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 (12 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