Slightly elongate silver body with black margins on tips of tail lobes. Juveniles with about seven dark bars on sides, found drifting with sargassum mats. Forms schools usually not far from the shore.
Max Size: 70 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 6.8-29.8°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Open ocean, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Infrequent (4% 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: Several (5 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.