Feed mainly on coral polyps, also polychaete worms and small shrimps. Usually seen in pairs. Tend to have protruding snout and teeth that project from small mouth which permit them to snip off scleractinian coral polyps despite the surrounding calcareous armor (Ref. 59308).
- Randall, J.E. 1985 Guide to Hawaiian reef fishes. Harrowood Books, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA. 74 p. (Ref. 3921) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=3921&speccode=6021