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BiologyModerately common in shallow water in areas of surge. Found in clear waters (Ref. 27584), over sand or mud bottoms (Ref. 27000). Form schools (Ref. 27584). Small specimens are regularly caught at night from steep rocky shores. Feed on small crustaceans, mollusks and fishes (Ref. 4233). Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 4233).