Stegastes fasciolatus, Juvenile, NSW, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Stegastes fasciolatus, NSW, Australia,
Stegastes fasciolatus, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Stegastes fasciolatus, Adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific
Variable and nondescript, but usually with golden outer eye, and indistinct mauve marking from corner of mouth, curved below eye. Juvenile grey with yellow-edged black spot on spiny dorsal fin. Similar S. insularis (Island Gregory) found only at Christmas Island, has lighter rear body and fins.
Max Size: 15 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 18.7-30.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 32.2
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
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (31% 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 (15 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