Bright front and dark green-black back of body, large adults are predominantly olive-green.
Juvenile phase with different, very high-contrast colouration, dark eyes and yellow tail.
Size : 50 cm
Habitat : Inhabits lagoons and protected outreefs, 1-30 m. Prefers to swim above mixed zones with coral, sand and rubble in search of hard-shelled invertebrates on which it predominantly feeds.
Distribution : East Africa to S Japan, Micronesia and French Polynesia.