- Photo. (c) 2019 John Nevill.
Dorsal spines: 10; Dorsal rays: 14-16; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 12-13.
Fusiform body with brilliant yellow tail, upper back and posterior region of the dorsal fin. The rest of the body is bright blue above and silvery white below. The pectoral,
pelvic and anal fins are white with a red hue. The upper base of the pectoral fin is black.
Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 40cm TL.
Habitat and Ecology:
Reef associated (depth 5-50m) with a preference for coral reefs and lagoons, but also seagrass beds and hard substrates. Feeds on zooplankton in large midwater, often
mixed species, aggregations. Exhibits mass spawning behaviour associated with reef channels lunar/tide patterns.
This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is caught in the mackerel net fishery but is only an occasional component of the catch and not
typically in large numbers.
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