Micro-habitats and Associations
Tends to have secretive habits in complex topography, under corals and rocks (Krupp 1985).
Although this species is a corallivore, it is doubtful that the highest abundances reported to date (~25 individuals/ha) could have any serious impact on the growth of a reef. However, the non-random prey selection may have an impact on coral community structure. Selective predation on a certain species may pose limitations for the abundance of these species of coral, which may lead to dominance of other coral species in coral assemblages, as well as reducing local species richness (Krupp 1985).