Red scales becoming silvery on undersides. Small scales like M. kuntee (Epaulette Soldierfish) but dark opercular bar separated into 2 blotches, one level with eye and other on pectoral fin base.
Max Size: 20 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.9-30.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (1% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.