Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 9710, 48635) and outer reef slopes (Ref. 37816, 48635). Sometimes in large schools of more than 100 individuals. Often solitary (Ref. 48635). Feeds mainly on small fishes and crustaceans. Generally uncommon (Ref. 9710).
- 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