Usually found in coastal waters and harbors within its range. Important as food for larger commercial fishes (Ref. 9760). Used as bait in the tuna fishery (Ref. 6822).
- Ivantsoff, W. 1984 Atherinidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean fishing area 51. Vol. 1. (Ref. 3302) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=3302&speccode=1301
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