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BiologyDepth range from 50-1000 m (ref. 04473) and up to 1032 m in the eastern Ionian Sea (Ref. 56504). Epipelagic to bathypelagic (Ref. 58426); also mesopelagic (Ref. 5951). Feeds on fishes, crustaceans and occasionally planktonic organisms (Ref. 5759). Spawns from March to September, larvae near the surface (Ref. 35388).