Males have two rows of broad dark blotches along the sides, iridescent blue lines on the head, a blue submarginal band on the dorsal, anal and pelvic fins, and elongate anterior dorsal-fin spines. Females and juveniles are yellowish to greenish or reddish-brown with dark markings on the sides.
What habitats does Heteroscarus acroptilus live in?
Rocky Reefs and sea grass beds up to a depth of 15m
What is the distribution of Heteroscarus acroptilus?
Southern Australian coasts
How big does Heteroscarus acroptilus grow?
Can grow to around 24cm
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