(Dark) grey with 5 narrow, vertical white bars (one is on the tail base), and a yellow tail. Usually in schools, but sometimes solitary.
Unassessed by the IUCN Red list, a less common species of sergeant in the Indo-Pacific.
Indo-Pacific; from the Eastern coast of Africa to Papua New Guinea and up to Japan. They prefer sheltered upper sections of drop-offs and rocky inshore reefs with moderate to strong wave action, in a depth range of 1-12 meters.
Oviparous breeding and distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are sticky and attached to the substrate. The males guard and aerate the eggs.
Up to 15cm.
They feed primarily on benthic algae.