Occurs in seaward reefs among coral branches. Also in clear coastal waters, dense coral habitats on shallow reef crest or slopes to depth of about 20 m. Usually occurs in small loose groups. A shy species, usually swimming amongst the protection of coral branches (Ref. 48636). Feeds mainly on small crustaceans (Ref. 1602). Secretive (Ref. 37816).
- Randall, J.E. 1999 Revision of the Indo-Pacific labrid fishes of the genus Pseudocheilinus, with descriptions of three new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes (28):34 p. (Ref. 33410) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=33410&speccode=5616