| Ecological Descriptors
||Cle, Cor, Spo
Body long and cylindrical with two dorsal fins and a subterminal mouth. In Antigua (the species has 3 colour morphs) it has a brilliant yellow stripe in front of each eye, joining near the tip of the snout to form a 'V', on the back the 'V' fades into brilliant blue body stripes.
Inhabits coral reefs with clear water, preferably in oceanic, insular areas, down to 53 m. In pairs near coral heads. A cleaner that feeds on ectoparasites of other fish, plus coral polyps, sponges and free-living copepods.
Females produce demersal adhesive eggs which they attach to the roof of a small cavity within a coral head or the reef itself. After spawning, the male tends and guards the eggs until hatching, usually five to six days later