A generally uncommon species that inhabits seaward reefs to depths greater than 60 m (Ref. 9710). Feeds mainly on whole organisms such as small crustaceans. Uses its elongated snout to probe reef crevices for small shrimps that are secreted there (Ref. 59308).
- Randall, J.E. 1985 Guide to Hawaiian reef fishes. Harrowood Books, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA. 74 p. (Ref. 3921) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=3921&speccode=6021
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