Found on shallow fringing reefs. Usually in areas with dead coral and rubble (Ref. 9710). Feeds on benthic algae. Also caught with nets and other kinds of artisanal gear. Mainly sold fresh.
- Randall, J.E. 1986 Scaridae. p. 706-714. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 5490) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=5490&speccode=4355