Distribution: from Indonesia and Christmas Island to Southern Japan, Hawaii, Pitcairn and Australia.
Often confused with the closely related Zebrasoma desjardinii, found in the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.
at InterContinental Bora Bora Thalasso Spa (Tahiti and the Society Islands) © mikalm
at Wakatobi Dive Resort (Indonesia) © nst56
at Kapalua Bay (Maui) © creach
at Hanauma Bay (Oahu)
Wanting to share some of your pics on this page? Upload your pictures on the spot page where the species has been photographed first (see here the list of all inventoried snorkeling spots). If your pics have been taken at another spot, you can add it to our map (see more here).
Marine life guide homepage
Marine life identification guide
Discover our snorkeling spots atlas
Get monthly updates on trending destinations, amazing snorkeling trips, useful snorkel gear tips, and so much more.