Often found in groups in coral-rich areas (Ref. 9710) or on rocky bottoms (Ref. 30573). It small and numerous pharyngeal teeth suggest a diet that consists mainly of filamentous algae (Ref. 33204).
- Carpenter, K.E., F. Krupp, D.A. Jones and U. Zajonz 1997 FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. Living marine resources of Kuwait, eastern Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. FAO, Rome. 293 p. (Ref. 13710) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=13710&speccode=12023
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