This species is characterised with yellow lunate tail. Body dark green to blue with vertical red to purplish red. Head green to blue with irregular pink to violet bands.
Maximum length: 37.5 cm (TL), common length: 25-30 cm (TL)
Feeds on benthic invertebrates and algal matter
It is popular as an aquarium fish
Trawl, gillnet, hook and line, trap