This species can be found in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. This species can be easily recognised by two bright orange forward-hooked spines on the caudal peduncle (the tail base), its orange lips and black face mask. The body is brownish-grey with yellow nape and there is a broad black band on the dorsal fin. It reaches about 15" in length. It can be found on coral reefs, often in pairs. This particular fish is eating caulerpa prolifera, some flake food, some Hikari pellets, and goes for our pods. It nibbles on our gracilaria as well.