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BiologyA solitary species (Ref. 90102) common over sandy areas of reef flats and shallow sandy lagoons to a depth of at least 6 m. Also found in estuaries. Feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 89972). Usually in current zones such as tidal channels. Juveniles often with small outcrops of rubble and algae or around the edges of sparse seagrasses (Ref. 48636). The species is capable of diving into sand when threatened.