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BiologyDepth range from 80-650 m (Ref. 06941) and from 302-848 m in the eastern Ionian Sea (Ref. 56504). Found on sand or mud bottoms. Territorial, males aggressive to each other. Feeds on small bottom invertebrates, mainly worms, snails and crustaceans. Eggs and larvae pelagic (Ref. 5968). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 26999.