- Dorsal fin with 11 or 12 spines and 12–14 soft rays
- Body moderately deep
- Preopercular notch well developed
Bright yellow with 4 blue stripes on sides (1 below eye), belly pale.
Up to 30 cm TL.
Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.
Coral reefs, from 10 to at least 30 m depth.
Feeds primarily on small fishes, also eats crustaceans. Sometimes forms small aggregations. Little is known about the maturity or reproductive biology of this species. Maximum age is unknown.
Caught mainly with handlines, traps, and gill nets.
Common bluestripe snapper