Also known as Eight-striped Butterflyfish. Feed exclusively on coral polyps, and grow to a length of about 12cm.
They swim in pairs in coral-rich areas of sheltered lagoons and inshore reefs; juveniles are seen in groups among Acropora coral. Depths of 3 to 20m. Widespread in the Indo-Asia Pacific region.
Spotted these beauties at a depth of 5m, at the San Juan dive site, Samal Island, Davao, Philippines.
Lat: 6.99, Long: 125.72
Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Mar 13, 2012