- Photo (c) 2021 GVI/SPGA
Dorsal spines: 13-14; Dorsal rays: 15-17; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 14-16.
A bright yellow butterflyfish, with a dark blue-edged bar through the eye, a large blue-edged black spot on upper flank, and a pair of pale blue diagonal stripes across
the lower side.
Maturity: Unknown. Max length : 20.0 cm TL.
Habitat and Ecology:
Occurs in lagoons and outer reefs with rich coral growth (depth 1-30m). Juveniles are typicaly seen in shallow acropora thickets. Oviparous. Form pairs during breeding.
Obligate corallivore. Naturally occurs in low abundance with large home ranges.
This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It appears in general to be too small and too specific a feeder (obligate corallivore) to be subject
to artisanal fishing gear.
Photo courtesy of GVI/SPGA.
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