Distribution: from Cocos Islands to Japan and the Tuamotu Islands. Very common in French Polynesia lagoons.
Often confused with similar-looking Chaetodon falcula, which occurs in the Indian Ocean.
at Wakatobi Dive Resort (Indonesia) © nst56
at Apataki Carenage (Tuamotu Islands) © aurelie
at La Fausse Passe (Tahiti and the Society Islands) © maupiti60
at The Coral Garden (Tahiti and the Society Islands)
at Bunaken (Indonesia)
at Fakarava Blue Lagoon (Tuamotu Islands)
at Tetamanu/Fakarava South Pass (Tuamotu Islands) © subdadyves
at Tumon Bay (Guam)
at Gun Beach (Guam)
at Motu Fareone (Tahiti and the Society Islands)
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