Common in large schools along sandy shorelines and reef margins. Slow moving and not well regarded as bait. Feeds on zooplankton, small bottom-living invertebrates (Ref. 5980). Extremely important as forage fish for larger species (Ref. 3302). Sold fresh, or salted and dried (Ref. 12484). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 57178.
- Ivantsoff, W. and L.E.L.M. Crowley 1991 Review of the Australian silverside fishes of the genus Atherinomorus (Atherinidae). Aust. J. Mar. Freshw. Res. 42(5):479-505. (Ref. 2909) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=2909&speccode=1303