Stegastes gascoynei

Gold-belly gregory
Stegastes gascoynei
Stegastes gascoynei, adult, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Stegastes gascoynei
Stegastes gascoynei, adult, Solitary Is, NSW, Photo: Andrew Green
Stegastes gascoynei
Stegastes gascoynei, adult, Yellow form, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Stegastes gascoynei
Stegastes gascoynei
Stegastes gascoynei


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Brown with no distinct markings. Similar to S. fasciolatus (Pacific Gregory) but with gold belly, gold pectoral, pelvic and anal fins, and brighter gold outer eye.


Max Size: 15 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 18.7-27.7°C

Depth: 1-30m

Habitat Generalization Index: 37.79

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: Least Concern

Occurrence: Common (29.2% 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