Found among giant kelp, usually up in kelp canopy. Feeds on small crustaceans, especially ones that live on kelp. Also a cleaner which picks external parasites from other fishes. Usually occurs in large aggregations in summer (Ref. 2850). demersal; marine; depth range ? - 30 m (Ref. 2850). Subtropical.
. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850).