In Hawaii and Johnston Atoll, sexually mature fish measure between 14.5 and 16 cm and are about 6 years old.
Peak egg laying occurs from early April to early May, with a secondary peak in September. It is carnivorous: it eats zooplankton, primarily crustacean larvae.
- Scientific name:
- Myripristis amaena
- Year of description:
- Castelnau, 1873
- IUCN Status:
- Least Concern
Pacific Ocean: Indonesia and the Philippines to the Hawaiian Islands and Ducie; north of the Ryukyu Islands
Tropical marine reefs, at depths of 25 to over 150 metres.
Maximum length 26.5 cm.
Zooplankton, primarily crustacean larvae.
This species lives up to at least 14 years and is late maturing and slow growing