Inhabits coral reefs (Ref. 58534). A nocturnal fish hiding in caves or beneath ledges by day, feeding on plankton such as crab larvae at night. Found in loose aggregations in caves, sometimes with other soldierfish (Ref. 12419).
- Randall, J.E. and D.W. Greenfield 1996 Revision of the Indo-Pacific holocentrid fishes of the genus Myripristis, with descriptions of three new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (25):61 p. (Ref. 12419) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=12419&speccode=12596