Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Head length about equal to head height; preopercle smooth, without prominent spines. Snout short. Small protractile mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws. Dorsal fin with XIII spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 21 or 22 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 18 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 14 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Pearly white with numerous small spots, some forming vertical patterns, and yellow to orange zone covering posterior part of body and dorsal and anal fin; a black bar through eye.
Inhabit seaward reefs in areas with rich coral growth. Usually solitary, but also a schooling species that is often on the move, usually in areas prone to strong currents. Usually deep in Indonesia and adults are rarely found in less than 40 m depth. Main
Antitropical in distribution, from southern Japan to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands and from Papua New Guinea and the Great Barrier Reef to Lord Howe Island and New South Wales. It is found in southern, northeastern and northern Taiwanese waters.
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Western Pacific: anti-equatorial, from southern Japan to Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands and from Papua New Guinea and the Great Barrier Reef to Lord Howe Island and New South Wales (Ref.
). Recently reported from Tonga (Ref.
Size / Weight / Age
range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref.
Inhabit seaward reefs in areas with rich coral growth. Usually solitary, but also a schooling species that is often on the move, usually in areas prone to strong currents. Usually deep in Indonesia and adults are rarely found in less than 40 m depth. Mainly found in sponge zones and deep water occurrence is habitat related, not cold water as sometimes suggested. This species will travel in open water and cleans large pelagic fishes (Ref.
). Oviparous (Ref.
). Form pairs during breeding (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 19.9 - 28.9, mean 27.4 (based on 356 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02291 (0.01138 - 0.04611), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 2.8 ±0.26 se; Based on food items.
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .
Luna, Susan M.
Luna, Susan M.
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