Occurs in outer lagoon and seaward reefs. Inhabits branching coral heads, particularly @Pocillopora eydouxi@. Forms schools. Male prepares a nest by cleaning with its mouth a rock or coral surface where the female will attach the eggs (Ref. 5503).
- Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp. http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=sourcedetails&id=5909