Juveniles of less than a year old feed on plankton and larvae of insects, juveniles of more than a year and adults feed on benthic fauna (Ref. 51442). The adults burrow in the sand during daytime and search for food during nighttime (Ref. 173).
- Muus, B.J. and P. DahlstrÃ¶m 1974 Collins guide to the sea fishes of Britain and North-Western Europe. Collins, London, UK. 244 p. (Ref. 173) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=173&speccode=24