This species is common in shallow water around Kwajalein. Very aggressive, they will defend their patches of algae against all comers, even coming out to nip at those as large as divers. These photos were provided by Christina Sylvester. Maximum reported length is about 12.5cm.
The juvenile below was photographed by Stan Jazwinski.
Created 6 January 2018
Updated 13 April 2018
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