Dorsal fin with 13-14 spines and 18-21 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 18-21 rays.Pectoral fin rays 19-20. Body depth 1.6-1.8 in standard length. Soft dorsal fin develops a point with growth.Posterior margin of preopercle finely serrate. Caudal fin rounded. Colour: Sides with alternate blue and yellow stripes. Dorsal fin mainly yellow, caudal yellow, and anal blueand black. Black face mask with blue edge. Juveniles deep blue with curved circular white bands.
There appear to be no major threats to this species. Collection for the aquarium trade is localized and does not seem to affect the global population.