Inhabits rocky, sandy and muddy bottoms as well as kelp beds (Ref. 4925). Adults and juveniles feed on crustaceans, fishes and mollusks (Ref. 6885). Commonly captured by sport fishers (from shore, boats or piers) and by scuba divers (Ref. 2850). Flesh is good eating but eggs are poisonous and will make humans violently ill (Ref. 13513).
- 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
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