Inhabits sandy areas among coral reefs. A solitary species found on sandy bottoms near rocky or coral reefs (Ref. 12951). Usually found in deeper water but moves onto the reef flat and into shallow lagoons at high tide (Ref. 12951). Occasionally covers itself with sand, leaving only its eyes and tail visible (Ref. 37816). Feeds on crabs and shrimps (Ref. 5578). A carnivore (Ref. 9137). Also Ref. 58534.
- Thollot, P. 1996 Les poissons de mangrove du lagon sud-ouest de Nouvelle-CalÃ©donie. ORSTOM Éditions, Paris. (Ref. 11889) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=11889&speccode=555