Commonly found in rocky and reef areas in shallow waters. Less common in seagrass beds. Feeds on other fishes (Ref. 5521) and gastropods (Ref. 9626). Mobile invertebrate feeder (Ref. 57616).
- Randall, J.E. 1967 Food habits of reef fishes of the West Indies. Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. Miami 5:665-847. (Ref. 33) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=33&speccode=12