Body green-grey with an orange/purple tinge, dorsal fin orangish red with blue margin. Red snout tip, bottom lip and top half of head, lower head from snout below eye to pectoral fin pale violet. Usually showing a thin red vertical bar on side. Males with elongated blue tail lobes and females with red tail tips. Length to 11cm.
Max Size: 7 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 26.6-29.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (29% 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: Large aggregations (150 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.