Inhabits steep outer reef slopes exposed to strong currents where it lives in large gorgonians and black corals; has been found as shallow as 10 m to at least 100 m. Feeds on small benthic or planktonic crustaceans. Lays demersal eggs (Ref. 3921).
- Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp. http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=sourcedetails&id=5909