Inhabits seaward reefs to at least 35 m depth, usually in areas of mixed coral and reef rock with sand patches (Ref. 9710). Also in reef crests and slopes on rocky or rubble-algae substrates (Ref. 48636).
- Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene 1990 Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=2334&speccode=13770