Animal Species:Coral Sea Gregory, Stegastes gascoynei (Whitley, 1964)
The Coral Sea Gregory can be recognised by its colouration. It occurs on inshore coral and rocky reefs in tropical and some temperate waters.
Standard Common Name
Coral Sea Gregory
The Coral Sea Gregory can be recognised by its colouration. It is brown with dark scale margins that form lines on the body. The belly and anal fin are orange-yellow.
The species grows to 15 cm in length.
The species occurs on inshore coral and rocky reefs in tropical and some temperate waters of eastern Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. In Australia it is known from southern Queensland to southern New South Wales.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Distribution by collection data
- Allen, G.R. 1991. Damselfishes of the World. Mergus. Pp. 271.
- Allen, G.R. & A.R. Emery. 1985. A review of the pomacentrid fishes of the genus Stegastes from the Indo-Pacific, with descriptions of two new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes. 3:1-31.
- Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology