Commonly seen by divers, except in Micronesia where it is relatively uncommon. Occurs in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs from depths of 1 m to at least 36 m. Feeds mainly on fishes, also on crustaceans.
- Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp. http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=sourcedetails&id=5909