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Body laterally flattened, oval in profile, with a slender, deeply forked tail. Body varies from brownish gray to olive-brown in color. Border of dorsal fin and tips of the tail fin yellow. A prominent black spot at the pectoral-fin base, and a white spot just behind the dorsal fin. Individuals in the southern Caribbean, often have black borders on the tail fin. Size up to 20 cm.
Oil Slick Leap dive site in Bonaire. Habitat: Occurs above steep slopes and patch reefs, between 2 and 40 m. A diurnal species, forming moderate-sized feeding-schools (C. multilineata). Feed on zooplankton, mainly copepods.