Inhabits outer reef slopes, over rubble, algae, or coral (Ref. 9710). Swim close to the bottom and females swim in small groups. Males swim around them and often hurry from one area to another where there are groups of females. Some juveniles are secretive and often single or small groups amongst the rubble (Ref. 48636).
- Randall, J.E. and R. Lubbock 1981 Labrid fishes of the genus Paracheilinus, with descriptions of three new species from the Philippines. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 28(1):19-30. (Ref. 2139) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=2139&speccode=4842