Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
Damselfishes (Lat. Pomacentridae)
18 cm TL
Reef-associated; depth range 1–12 m.
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Indo-Malayan Archipelago, Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Palau, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and northern Australia.
Adults are found in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs and usually associated with soft corals on which it feeds. Occur singly or in pairs.