Distribution: endemic to Mauritius and Réunion Island. In snorkeling, can be spotted at some specific spots in Mauritius, but almost impossible to see at low depth in Réunion.
Hosted by 6 species of sea anemones: Heteractis aurora, Heteractis magnifica, Stichodactyla mertensii, Macrodactyla doreensis, Stichodactyla haddoni and Stichodactyla mertensii.
at Pereybere (Mauritius) © jacka
at Mahebourg Bay (Mauritius) © brummell
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