In Belau this occurs in small groups a few meters off coral outcrops of steep dropoffs below 12 m. Elsewhere found above coral outcrops or patch reefs of clear lagoons, channels, or outer reef slopes at depths of 4 to 20 m. Feeds on zooplankton (Ref. 6113). Colour patterns and size of sexual transition very slightly from one locality to the next.
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