Inhabits caves and hides under ledges of subtidal reef flats, channels and margins to outer reef slopes (Ref. 9710, 58302). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Occurs in loose aggregations (Ref. 9710). Feeds mainly on plankton such as crab larvae. Almost always caught at night (Ref. 9307). Marketed fresh (Ref. 9307). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 30874.
- Randall, J.E. and D.W. Greenfield 1996 Revision of the Indo-Pacific holocentrid fishes of the genus Myripristis, with descriptions of three new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (25):61 p. (Ref. 12419) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=12419&speccode=12596
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