Found on sandy bottoms and coral reefs near soft coral Xenia sp, its sole food source. Its cerata perfectly mimic the shape and creamy colour of Xenia polyps. It can be very hard to find, because it looks like a small Xenia colony. It is one of the solar-powered species as it keeps some of the Xenia soft coral algae within its cerata. The algae photosynthesise and supply the nudibranch with sugars.