- Upper and lower profiles of head equally rounded
- Eye located in middle of head
- Dorsal fin with 11 spines and 14 or 15 soft rays
- Fins with yellow pigment
Upper sides pinkish yellow to lavender shading to pinkish or white below, fins with yellow pigment.
Up to 70 cm TL.
Indo-west Pacific in tropical waters.
Coral and rocky reef from 15 to at least 200 m deep.
Feeds on benthic and planktonic invertebrates and small fishes. Often forms same species schools. Little is known about its biology or ecology.
Caught mainly with handlines, traps, and bottom trawls.