Myanmar Names: none
Description (Source: Fishbase)
Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Dorsal profile of head moderately sloped. Preorbital bone usually about equal to eye diameter or slightly narrower. Preopercular notch and knob poorly developed. Scale rows on back rising obliquely above lateral line. Generally pink to whitish, with a silvery sheen on breast and side of head. Trunk with a `checker-board' pattern on upper half of sides. Horizontal stripes brown 5-6. Caudal fin base with large black spot.
Biology / Diet / Behavior (Source: Fishbase)
Adults inhabit both inshore and offshore coral reefs where they occur singly or in schools. Small juveniles on shallow protected reef flats and are used in the aquarium trade.
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They seem to particularly affectionate fairly shallow reef areas; we have had most success where a sandy beach meets the reef and rocks on its side, in the breakers especially. They ambush their preys from underneath a rock and try to go back to it quickly after taking the fly, pulling quite strongly and giving a clear strike.