Occurs over sand, mud, and rubble areas. Feed mainly on small bottom-living gastropods. Marketed fresh or dried-salted. Also caught with bottom longlines and handlines (Ref. 9775).
- Carpenter, K.E. and G.R. Allen 1989 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 9. Emperor fishes and large-eye breams of the world (family Lethrinidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of lethrinid species known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(9):118 p. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 2295) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=2295&speccode=1832
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