Mainly inhabits coral and rocky reefs (Ref. 30573). Sometimes forms small aggregations around rocky outcrops and coral heads during daylight hours. Feeds on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 30573).
- Allen, G.R. 1985 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 6. Snappers of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lutjanid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(6):208 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 55) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=55&speccode=81