Place of origin:Western Pacific
Widespread tropical Indo-West Pacific and Red Sea. Coastal to outer reef habitats, typically in the black of far reaching crevices. Depth range 3-50m, depending on locality. In sheltered localities often shallow. Readily identified by its shape and colour. Looks black with white spots when seen in caves. Spots vary in size, usually becoming more numerous and proportionally smaller with age. Can reach 16cm in total length, but usually to 12cm.