Occur in midwater, usually below 400 m and occasionally in shallow water in the northern part of its range. Feed on crustaceans while swimming with its mouth open (Ref. 5377).
- Maigret, J. and B. Ly 1986 Les poissons de mer de Mauritanie. Science Nat., Compiègne. 213 p. (Ref. 5377) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=5377&speccode=5429