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Place of origin:Melanesia
Widespread Indo-West Pacific, although the Red Sea population with a yellow head in adults, probably represents a separate subspecies. Clear coastal waters to outer coral reef flats and slopes. Usually solitary amongst large corals. Small juveniles swim with their head down, keeping dorsal and anal fins erect and they may look like the face of a larger fish when viewed side on by a predator. Length to 16cm.