Benthopelagic over reefs and rocks (Ref. 58302). Feed mainly on coral polyps, also polychaete worms and small shrimps. Usually seen in pairs. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Form pairs during breeding (Ref. 205).
- 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