Occurs in shallow waters, mainly over seagrass beds (Ref. 33, 3696). Found in shallow water down to about 80 m (Ref. 3696). Feeds on sessile invertebrates such as tunicates, gorgonians and anemones, as well as on slow-moving crustaceans, sponges (Ref. 3696), hermit crabs and marine plants (Ref. 13442).
- Randall, J.E. 1968 Caribbean reef fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc. Ltd., The British Crown Colony of Hong Kong. 318 p. http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=32