Adult with black spot on upper tail base, rather than blue spot as on P. grammorhynchus, which also has an orange hue to tail. Juvenile with bright blue lines, large ocellus on rear dorsal fin and blue margin to black spot on tail base. Found in shallow brackish water.
Max Size: 8 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.7-30.9°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% 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: Many (23 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.