Carnivorous, preys voraciously on moving animals which are swallowed whole (Ref. 46230). Feeds on small bottom invertebrates, chiefly insects (Ephemeroptera nymphs, larvae of Plecoptera and Trichoptera), crustaceans (amphipods, gammarids, crayfishes), also eggs and larvae of fishes (Ref. 4698). Short-lived species (Ref. 46230).
- Fedorov, V.V. 1986 Cottidae. p. 1243-1260. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 3. (Ref. 4698) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=4698&speccode=4041