Inhabits seaward reefs below the surge zone, common near caves and ledges (Ref. 9710). Feeds mainly on crustaceans.
- Randall, J.E. 1998 Revision of the Indo-Pacific squirrelfishes (Beryciformes: Holocentridae: Holocentrinae) of the genus Sargocentron, with descriptions of four new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes (27):105 p. (Ref. 27370) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=27370&speccode=4906