Silver/white lines of unequal width, long 3rd anal fin spine extends past tail base, and a yellow patch on operculum. Hides in crevices and holes in coral reef, especially favours staghorn corals.
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.3-30.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (4% 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