Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
Rabbitfishes (Lat. Siganidae)
24 cm TL
Tropical; 26˚C–28˚C; 30˚N–30˚S
Western Pacific: western Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, Great Barrier Reef, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, Nauru and Kiribati.
Sometimes territorial, occurs in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. Often among staghorn corals. Usually occurs singly or in pairs, but juveniles and subadults occasionally occur in large schools among Acropora where they feed on algae growing on the dead bases of the coral branches.