Also known as Black-and-White Seaperch, Black-and-White Snapper, Midnight Seaperch, Newspaperfish, Seaperch.
Found singly or in loose schools over reef channels, slopes and walls of lagoons and coral reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed nocturnally on zooplankton.
Juveniles found amongst the branches of feather stars, sponges and staghorn corals.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 3-90m
Widespread Western 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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/186