- Vomerine tooth patch lacking posterior extension
- Preopercular notch indistinct
Soft portion of dorsal fin dark basally with pale outer margin, caudal fin with distinct lunar-like black marking, and chin and undersurface bright yellow.
Up to 35 cm TL.
Indo-West Pacific in tropical waters.
Coral reefs, from 10 to at least 30 m depth.
Feeds primarily on fishes and benthic crustaceans. Lunartail snapper are usually solitary, but occasionally found in small groups. Estimations regarding size or age at maturity are unknown. Maximum age is unknown.
Caught with handlines, traps and gill nets.