Inhabits shallow reefs, both in lagoons and outer reef areas. Frequently moves in groups. Juveniles found between soft corals in lagoons at depths of up to 2 m (Ref. 9710, 48637). Adults in groups, often mixed with other similar species (Ref. 48637).
- Randall, J.E. 1956 A revision of the surgeonfish genus Acanthurus. Pac. Sci. 10(2):159-235. (Ref. 1920) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=1920&speccode=1255