Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Western Pacific region: the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga. In Australia recorded from the Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef in Queensland south to central New South Wales.
Frequent offshore deeper reefs and coastal lagoons, in areas of open rubble, sand or mud. Depth 5 - 35 m.
Adult silver with blue, yellow and black stripes, the lowermost black stripe through the eye and ending at the tail base. Juvenile, pictured here, brightly coloured. Feed on small invertebrates from sand or rubble. Grows to about 20 cms.
R. Stuart-Smith, G. Edgar, A. Green, I. Shaw, Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland Publishers, 2015. p.171.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=pentapodus+aureofasciatus. Accessed 01/07/18.
FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. https://fishbase.ca/summary/Pentapodus-aureofasciatus.html. Accessed 01/07/18.