Inhabits clear coastal waters, over rocky reefs. Seldom found in turbid or estuarine waters. Adults in small aggregations near coral reefs. Feeds on fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 5213). Sold fresh and dried salted in markets. Excellent food fish if cooked properly (Ref. 12484).
- Fricke, R. 1999 Fishes of the Mascarene Islands (RÃ©union, Mauritius, Rodriguez): an annotated checklist, with descriptions of new species. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Theses Zoologicae, Vol. 31:759 p. (Ref. 33390) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=33390&speccode=10