Occurs inshore (Ref. 75154). Inhabits lagoon and outer reefs in shallow areas exposed to mild or moderate surge (Ref. 9710). An omnivorous species although algae form the bulk of the food (Ref. 275). Feeds on benthic algae and small invertebrates (Ref. 9710).
- Hiatt, R.W. and D.W. Strasburg 1960 Ecological relationships of the fish fauna on coral reefs of the Marshall Islands. Ecol. Monogr. 30(1):65-127. (Ref. 275) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=275&speccode=4738