Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
Snappers (Lat. Lutjanidae)
40 cm TL
Reef-associated; marine; depth range 3–265 m.
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesas and Line islands. North to southern Japan, south to Australia. Southeast Atlantic: East London, South Africa.
Inhabit coral reefs, occurring in both shallow lagoons and on outer reef slopes. Frequently found in large aggregations around coral formation, caves or wrecks during the day.