Distribution: from Eastern Africa to southern Japan, Hawaii, Tuamotu and the Great Barrier Reef. Also present in the eastern Pacific Ocean, from the Gulf of California to Ecuador, including the Galápagos Islands.
at Chileno Bay (Mexico) © nst56
at Captain Cook Monument (Big Island)
at Biyadhoo (Male Atolls) © chris-burton
at Kahalu’u Bay (Big Island) © carolb
at Félicité Island (La Digue) © nicoleguillemin
at Hanauma Bay (Oahu)
at Anse Caiman (La Digue)
at Félicité Island (La Digue)
at Dolphin Coast Tidal Pools (South Africa) © duncanpritchard
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