Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 15 - 16.
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed.
Adults are found in sandy areas of both lagoon and seaward reefs. They occur in small groups with outcrops of soft coral patches or gorgonians, usually in depths over 20 m.
Feed primarily on zooplankton.
Courtship behavior during breeding includes signal jumps, enticement, chasing and skimming. Oviparous, males guard the nest. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate.