This fish is greenish to brown, the scale edges are darker, shading to blue ventrally. The scale centers on back often have small yellow spots. The edge of the opercle and preopercle are dark brown. The anal fin is blue.
- Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene 1990 Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=2334&speccode=13770