Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - ? m (Ref. 54424), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 54424). Tropical; 39°N - 26°S, 91°E - 174°W (Ref. 54424)
Indo-West Pacific: South China Sea to the Mariana Islands. Reported occurrence in southern Africa could not be confirmed (Ref. 3197).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 12.5, range 10 - 15 cm
Max length : 30.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 108763)
Adults are found in the sublittoral zone and may enter semi-enclosed sea areas (Ref. 11230). In Guam, it is encountered in large numbers around fish aggregating devices, buoys anchored offshore to attract pelagic game fishes.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: highly commercial