Feeds by sucking the food items into the mouth from a distance of 2.5 cm or more. This takes place so rapidly that it is nearly impossible for the human eye to follow the action (Ref. 4930).
- Fitch, J.E. and R.J. Lavenberg 1975 Tidepool and nearshore fishes of California. California Natural History Guides:38. University of California Press, Berkelley and Los Angeles, California. 156 p. (Ref. 4930) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=4930&speccode=3523