Head and body brown, dorsal and anal fins with distinct black margin, snout and pectoral fins yellowish, caudal fin pale pink with a white base and the upper and lower margins black.
Up to 34 cm TL.
Indo–West Pacific in tropical waters.
Coral reefs, to 60 m depth.
Feeds primarily on algae, but also cephalopods, crustaceans, sponges and fish.
Caught by gillnets, handlines and drive-in nets.