Found amongst rubble and coral of clear sheltered lagoons and reef flats (Ref. 9710). Occurs in groups of a male and several females or juveniles (Ref. 1602). The habitat consists of lagoons and protected inshore reefs in knee-depth shallows down to about 10 m (Ref. 54301). Feeds on plants and invertebrates (Ref. 6110).
- Sano, M., M. Shimizu and Y. Nose 1984 Food habits of teleostean reef fishes in Okinawa Island, southern Japan. University of Tokyo Bulletin, no. 25. v,128p. University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, Japan. 128 p. http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6110