Variable colouration, however always with diagonal cheek stripes.
Size : 30 cm
Habitat : In coral-rich lagoons, bays and outreefs, 3-60 m. Loner, not shy, occasionally even curiour. Sometimes swims close above and between coral blocks, sometimes also a good distance above the seabed. As a predator, it feeds on small fish.
Distribution : Red Sea and East Africa to SW Japan, Micronesia, New Caledonia and Samoa.