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Place of origin:Central Pacific
West to central Pacific, ranging from eastern Indonesia to the Marquesas Islands. Common in Palau, the Marianas, Marshalls and Society Islands. Depending on locality, occurs from shallow reef crest to 60m. Readily identified by the bright orange to red colouration. Normally has several black bars on the body, but this varies geographically. Those in the Marquesas tend to possess a few or no bars, except the first black blotch behind gill cover. Hawaiian, Christmas and Line Islands individuals are often bright red. Lenght to 10cm, but usually to 7cm.