Lives in coastal to outer reef habitats from silty to pristine reefs (Ref. 48637). Occurs in clear, coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref. 37816). Adults often in pairs along deep drop-offs while juveniles can be found in shallow estuaries (Ref. 48637).
- Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.) 1999 Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of November 1999. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in November 1999. (Ref. 33021) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=33021&speccode=56590