Inhabits shallow lagoon and channel reefs, in coral-rich areas with sand patches to at least 15 m depth (Ref. 9710). Found in silty coastal reef slopes (Ref. 8631). Feeds on small benthic invertebrates.
- Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston 1992 Reef fishes of New Guinea: a field guide for divers, anglers and naturalists. Publication No. 8. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea. 132 p. (Ref. 6023) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6023&speccode=11619
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