It lives in swamps, creeks and buckwaters (Ref. 31256), and inhabiting the calmer parts of the rivers (Ref. 41580). It can leap out of the water. Exophageous insectivore, mainly feeding on terrestrial insect and aquatic larvae and nymphs of insects (Ref. 41580). Feeds also on crustaceans and fish (Ref. 7020).