Adults are found in littoral zone, near rocks and eel-grass beds (Ref. 3666). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Males build dish shaped nests and guard the eggs (Ref. 205).
- Bauchot, M.-L. and J.-P. Quignard 1979 Labridae. p. 426-443. In J.C. Hureau and Th. Monod (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and of the Mediterranean (CLOFNAM). UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 3666) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=3666&speccode=51659
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