Also known as Blueband Snapper, Blue-banded Seaperch, Bluestripe Snapper, Blue-striped Snapper, Fiveline Seaperch, Fiveline Snapper, Five-lined Seaperch, Gold-striped Seaperch, Gold-striped Snapper.
Found in large schools in sheltered lagoons and close to deep channels of exposed outer reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and fish.
Juveniles singly over algae and rubble areas of shallow protected bays.
Length - 38cm
Depth - 2-40m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
Most Snappers live in moderate depths, however there are a few that live much deeper. Juveniles found on inshore reefs.
They are nocturnal predators that mainly feed on fish, but will eat crustaceans, gastropods and cephalopods.
Some smaller family members eat zooplankton. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/172