Adults occur in lagoon and outer reefs in pairs and small groups (Ref. 48636). Monogamous (Ref. 55367). A protandrous hermaphrodite (Ref. 32166). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205). Associated with the anemones: Heteractis crispa and Stichodactyla mertensii (Ref. 5911). Have been reared in captivity (Ref. 35413, 35418, 35420).
- Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=7247&speccode=11793