Adults occur in sandy to silty bottoms of lagoons and coastal bays near coral, rubble or leaf litter shelter. Feed on small interstitial invertebrates by sifting mouthfuls of sand. Monogamous (Ref. 52884, 48637).
- Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston 1992 Reef fishes of New Guinea: a field guide for divers, anglers and naturalists. Publication No. 8. Christensen Research Institute, Madang, Papua New Guinea. 132 p. (Ref. 6023) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6023&speccode=11619
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