Unusual bulbous head shape, blue-edged pectoral fin and distinctly-marked lunate tail. Often light patch on tail base.
Max Size: 45 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 25.3-30.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
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: Solitary (1 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