Inhabits rocky shores exposed to wave action. Often in tide pools. Feeds primarily on algae and detritus. Territorial and pugnacious. Generally common (Ref. 9710). Taken incidentally in traps and small-meshed beach nets (Ref. 5217).
- 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