Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; reef-associated. Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique, Mauritius, Reunion (Ref. 54356), and Seychelles. Probably more wide-ranging in the area. Western Central Pacific: Guam (Ref. 35720) and Australia (Ref. 2334).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 35.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37792)
Occurs in coral reefs. Diet consisted a high proportion of the green alga, Caulerpa.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., 2001. Surgeonfishes of Hawai'i and the world.. Mutual Publishing and Bishop Museum Press, Hawai'i. 123 p. (Ref. 37792)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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