An occasionally schooling species which is common in clear lagoons and seaward reefs. Feeds on fish (Ref. 5213). According to some authors, this species may invade shallow reefs at night to feed (Ref. 9283). Often toxic when it reaches a length of more than 50 cm (Ref. 4795). Marketed fresh and dried/salted (Ref. 9283).
- Anon. (1996). FishBase 96 [CD-ROM]. ICLARM: Los Baños, Philippines. 1 cd-rom pp. http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=sourcedetails&id=5909