| Ecological Descriptors
||Pisc (Cru) Noct
Adult: Grey, brown or pale orange,with reddish spots on head body and fins. Has 3 pale or dark spots, white or black along base of dorsal fin.
Juvenile: White band runs from nape, between eyes, to lower lip.
Inhabit Thalassia beds and coral reefs. Solitary (Ref. 26340) and secretive, they usually stay near hiding places during the day. Prefer to remain within a small area of the home range of about 2,000 m2 especially during the day. Are crepuscular/ nocturnal predators. Adults feed mainly on fishes, with preference on Brown Chromis, Chromis multilineata, juveniles feed on shrimps.
Reah 8cm by end of first year.Females mature at 16 cm (total length) and most change sex between 20 and 23 cm (ages four and five), with sexual transition occurring immediately after spawning in August and September