- Photo. (c) 2022 Chris Mason-Parker.
- Off North island. Photo. (c) 2023 GIF.
Dorsal spines: 12; Dorsal rays: 14-16; Anal spines: 2; Anal rays: 13-14.
Colour: Pearly white body becoming gold anteriorly. Electric blue spots on the body. Spinous dorsal fin with elctric blue spines and margin.
Anal and pelvic fins with electric blue leadng edge. Other fins pale. A broad dark band runs from the anterior base of the dorsal fin, through the pectoral
fin to the pelvic fins. Frequently a second dark band runs through the caudal peduncle and through the dorsal and anal fins.
Maturity: Unknown. Max length: 7.0 cm TL.
Habitat and Ecology:
Inhabits inshore and offshore reefs (5-40 m). An obligate coral dweller, associated with Acropora and Pocillopra branching corals. Usually seen in
aggregatiosn around small coral heads. Feeds on zooplankton. Protogynous hermaphrodite. Form pairs during courtship and spawning. Dermersal adhesive eggs
are guarded and aerated by the males.
This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is not subject to the artisanal fishery.
Photographed off 1). Northwest Mahé, C. Mason-Parker, and 2) North Island, Green islands Foundation (GIF).
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