Distribution: from Eastern and Southern Africa to Southern Japan, Hawaii, Easter Island and Lord Howe. Also found on the Pacific coast of Panama. Its coloration is variable between brown, blue-gray, bright yellow or green.
Replaced by closely related Aulostomus maculatus in the Caribbean.
at Siladen Island (Indonesia)
at Lagon de l’Hermitage (Réunion Island)
at Tavanipupu (Solomon Islands) © mluzvieira
at Two Step (Big Island)
at Lagon de Saint-Pierre (Réunion Island) © laurent13
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