Inhabits shallow sandy and rubble areas of coral reefs (Ref. 9710). Juveniles are commonly found on reef flats (Ref. 9710). Feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 30573). Caught with artisanal gear, mainly pots (Ref. 30573).
- Randall, J.E. 1986 Red Sea reef fishes. London, Immel Publishing. 192 p. (Ref. 8883) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=8883&speccode=56240
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