ID: Dorsal spines (total): 10 - 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13 – 14. Highly variable in color and several geographical and localized forms. Two white bands, one behind the eye and one above the anus. Caudal fin white, sometimes yellowish, but always lighter than rest of the body.
Biology: Inhabits lagoons and outer reef slopes. Omnivorous. Oviparous, with elliptical eggs. Monogamous. Associated with the anemones: Cryptodendrum adhaesivum, Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, Heteractis malu, Macrodactyla doreensis, Stichodactyla gigantea, Stichodactyla haddoni, and Stichodactyla mertensii .
Collection Information: Spear, aquarium net, fin clip
Photo by JE Randall. Text from Fishbase (click photo for more info)