Lives in relatively shallow water. Diurnal predator (Ref. 42026). Feeds on minute organisms, copepods, amphipods, fish eggs and larvae. Parasites of the species include a cestode, Rhynchobothrium heterospine and 2 digenetic trematodes, Cymbephallus vitellosus and Opecoeloides manteri (Ref. 5951).
- Teixeira, R.L. and J.A. Musick 1995 Trophic ecology of two congeneric pipefishes (Syngnathidae) of the lower York River, Virginia. Environ. Biol. Fish. 43(3):295-309. (Ref. 12568) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=12568&speccode=3301