Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of at least 50 m. Hides in crevices under rocks and coral formations during the day and hunts at night, feeding on shrimps and crabs. Venomous and capable of inflicting a painful sting.
Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp.