Occurs in reefs and rocky areas from the shoreline to 200 m depth. Nocturnal. Feeds mainly on benthic invertebrates.
- Ben-Tuvia, A. 1990 Holocentridae. p. 627-628. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6537) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6537&speccode=9059
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