AppearanceIts distribution extends through the Indo-Pacific area, Red Sea included, to the eastern Pacific Ocean. It can be found at depths of three to 35 metres.
BehaviorThe adult is nocturnal and solitary. It is territorial, becoming somewhat aggressive.
HabitatIts habitat types include reefs, lagoons, estuaries, and tidepools.
FoodIts diet includes calcareous or coralline algae, molluscs, tunicates, sponges, corals, zoanthids, crabs, polychaetes, starfish, urchins, krill, and silversides.
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