Scribble Angel : Male
Tropical Australian waters, ranging to southern New Guinea and nearby islands of Indonesia. Occurs on coral rich substrates, usually found shallower than 20 metres, but also known from trawled specimens from continental shelf. Adults are dark blue with a very broad vertical yellow band behind the eye (has white area behind eye, especially in males) from below dorsal origin to abdomen, joined by a distinct curving yellow band on black continuing onto caudal peduncle. Mouth and caudal fin yellow. Males busily marked with fine blue stripes, while females are plain dusky or covered with fine blue speckles. Juveniles similar to adults. Adults occur in small loose groups. Length to about 26cm, rarely larger.