Lives near the bottom in deep water, from 200 to at least 500, but possibly to 1000 m depth. Feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 3695).
- Maul, G.E. 1990 Trachichthyidae. p. 620-622. In J.C. Quéro, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3583) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=3583&speccode=4962
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