Feeds on slow-moving benthic prey. Possese multiple rows of conical teeth that may assist in grasping and pulling prey from the interstices of the reef environment (Ref. 34156).
- Hood, P.B., M.F. Godcharles and R.S. Barco 1994 Age, growth, reproduction and the feeding ecology of Black Sea bass, Centropristis striata (Pisces: Serranidae), in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Bull. Mar. Sci. 54(1):24-37. (Ref. 31486) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=31486&speccode=361