High body with steeply sloping head, yellow tail, yellow mark above eye, sometimes with broad yellow stripe along body. Amount of yellow on tail base and continuing onto body otherwise variable.
Max Size: 50 cm
Depth: 2-30 m
Habitat: Coral Reef, Seagrass, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (7% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland