Lives over moderately fine sands, and seems to be abundant in depths from 10 to 30 m; in sheltered areas in depths as shallow as 2 m. Occurs in pairs and use burrows as refuge. The burrow is shallow, only a few cm, and made under large pieces of rubble. May be found on dark volcanic sand such as those in the Philippines, Indonesia, and the northern Mariana Islands.
- Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp. http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=sourcedetails&id=5909