Inhabits deep coastal drop-offs (Ref. 8631, 48635). In Java Sea, taken only in dead reef areas in somewhat turbid water (Ref. 8926). Closely related species such as P. pleurotaenia and P. bimaculatus may spawn at the same time and produce accidental hybrids (Ref. 48635).
- Randall, J.E. and M. Hutomo 1988 Redescription of the Indo-Pacific serranid fish Pseudanthias bimaculatus (Smith). Copeia 1988(3):669-673. (Ref. 8926) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=8926&speccode=12731
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