Occurs in current-swept seaward coral reefs. Usually forms aggregations and feeds on zooplankton as well as on sponges (Ref. 9770). Juveniles associated with isolated patches of rubble or crevices with proper-sized shelter holes (Ref. 1602). Also taken by drive-in nets (Ref. 9770). Marketed fresh or dried-salted.
- Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.