Checkered pattern, with two to three yellow back spots. Juveniles alternately with silvery-white and black bands and eyespot in the middle of the dorsal fin.
Size : 27 cm
Habitat : In clear lagoons and outreefs, 1-30 m. Agile swimmers, always in movement during the day and not shy. Male occupies a large territory. Feeds on small bottom-dwelling invertebrates, frequently swims above rubble and sandy patches near coral.
Distribution : Red Sea, S Oman and East Africa to S Japan, Micronesia, Line Islands and French Polynesia.