One of the most common of the squirrelfishes that occurs in outer reef areas, also encountered in lagoons and dropoffs from less than 2 to 40 m; either solitary or in groups. Nocturnal, feeds mainly on benthic crabs and shrimps. Also Ref. 9137, 58534.
- Randall, J.E. 1998 Revision of the Indo-Pacific squirrelfishes (Beryciformes: Holocentridae: Holocentrinae) of the genus Sargocentron, with descriptions of four new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (27):105 p. (Ref. 27370) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=27370&speccode=12991