Found in coastal waters, usually forming schools (Ref. 9283). Usually in shallow inshore sandy areas. Feeds on mollusks, crustaceans, other invertebrates and small fishes (Ref. 9283). Excellent for human consumption.
- Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann 1983 A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=2850&speccode=2592