Common in prawn trawling grounds and is most abundant closer to the coast. Feeds predominantly on benthic prey consisting mainly of crustaceans and teleosts (Ref. 6908). Exhibits diel vertical migration, possibly following the movement of crustaceans along the water column. Continuous spawning during the year (Ref. 6904).
- Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene 1990 Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=2334&speccode=13770