Inhabits coral reefs with clear waters, preferably in oceanic, insular areas (Ref. 13928). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27115. Feeds on ectoparasites of fishes (Ref. 13442).
- Hixon, M. 1993 Predation, prey refuges, and the structure of coral-reef fish assemblages. Ecol. Monogr. 63(1):77-101. (Ref. 33498) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=33498&speccode=16640