Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
Wrasses (Lat. Siganidae)
20 cm TL
Reef-associated; depth range 0–15 m.
Tropical; 24°C–28°C; 30°N–32°S.
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Lord Howe islands.
Occurs in shallow lagoon and seaward reefs, slopes. Occurs in small, loose groups. Feeds on benthic and planktonic crustaceans and small fishes.