Benthic. Feeds on worms, crustaceans, molluscs, sea squirts, sea urchins and fishes (Ref. 58426). It is preyed upon by barndoor skate, longhorn sculpin and sea raven. Parasites of the species include 4 protozoans, 2 myxosporidians, trematode, cestode, 3 nematodes, 2 acanthocephalans, hirudinoid and copepod (Ref. 5951).
- Langton, R.W. and R.E. Bowman 1980 Food of fifteen northwest Atlantic Gadiform fishes. NOAA Tech. Rep. NMFS SSRF-740, U.S. Department of Commerce. (Ref. 8999) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=8999&speccode=480