Jewelled blenny habitat
This species is reef-associated and inhabits reef flats as well as shallow lagoon and seaward reefs to 8 m depth. It is also found in estuarine areas with algae-rich rubble patches on reef flats and slopes.
It inhabits intertidal zones to a few meters depth (Kuiter and Tonozuka 2001), usually in areas of mixed coral, sand, and rubble (Lieske and Myers 1994). It feeds by scraping algae (Myers 1991).