Found on sandy-muddy bottoms at a depth of about 150 m (Ref. 5213). Omnivorous species but prefers worms, mollusks, and crustaceans (Ref. 5213). Grunts when removed from the water.
- Smith, J.L.B. and M.M. Smith 1986 Sparidae. p. 580-594. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 3198)
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