Inhabits coastal and sheltered reef flats in small groups and schools in oceanic locations (Ref. 48637). Feeds on benthic algae (Ref. 37792).
- Randall, J.E. 2002 Surgeonfishes of the world. Mutual Publishing and Bishop Museum Press, Hawai'i. 123 p. (Ref. 37792) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=37792&speccode=12782
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