Inhabits coral reefs. Commonly found on sand or rubble near coral heads. Frequently caught with S. variegatus and S. englemani, using artisanal gear and trawls. Sold fresh and dried salted in markets.
- Cressey, R.F. and R.S. Waples 1984 Synodontidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). Volume 4. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 3520) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=3520&speccode=4828