Distribution: from the Maldives and Cocos Islands to southern Japan, Fiji, the Great Barrier Reef (where it is common) and New Caledonia.
The juveniles from this species are colored very differently from the adults
at Pandan Island (Philippines) © manceau
at Norman Reef (Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef)
at Lipah Beach (Indonesia) © maima
at Îlot Canard (New Caledonia)
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