Also distributed in Marshall Islands, Gilbert Islands, Tuamotus, Guam, Seleo Island, New Caledonia (Clark, 1954); bay of Bengal, East Indies, north Australia, Philippine, China, south Japan, South Pacific Is. And Hawaiian Is. (Clark & Rowe, 1971); Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995), Lakshadweep (India)(Sastry, 1991). General distribution: tropical, east Indo-Pacific Ocean, depth range 0-30 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995); from Lakshadweep (India) to Hawaiian Islands (Sastry, 1991). Ecology: benthic, inshore (Rowe & Gates, 1995).