Occur inshore over sand and mud with seagrass, taking refuge among tentacles of snakelocks sea anemone Anemonia sulcata (Ref. 4696). Also found in inshore pools (Ref. 4696). Feed on polychaetes, crustaceans (esp. amphipods) mollusks and algae. Sexually mature at one year, 3.4-3.8 cm (Ref. 4696).