Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
Butterflyfishes (Lat. Chaetodontidae)
18 cm TL
Reef-associated; marine; depth range 3–50 m.
Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
Juveniles in large groups found on coral slopes; adults usually solitary or paired, occasionally in groups. Feed on zooplankton and benthic invertebrates at the base of reef. Form pairs during breeding.