Inhabits shallow coastal waters and common in brackish waters (Ref. 36880), mostly over mud bottoms in mangrove-lined creeks and lagoons (Ref. 3722); often entering a considerable distance into freshwaters (Ref. 36880). Feeds on aquatic insects, crustaceans, micro-bivalves and detritus (Ref. 36880); also on plants and other benthic invertebrates (Ref. 26987).
- Austin, H. and S. Austin 1971 The feeding habits of some juvenile marine fishes from the mangroves in western Puerto Rico. Caribb. J. Sci. 11(3-4):171-178. (Ref. 26987) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=26987&speccode=1048
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