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BiologyCommon on mid and lower continental slope. Rests on the bottom with the use of elongated, stiffened outer pelvic and lower caudal fin rays (tripod). Sensory pectoral fins are thrown forward in front of its head, facing the current. Feeds on benthopelagic plankton. Synchronously hermaphroditic (Ref. 6688). Spawning is seasonal with peak during fall in the Bahamas (Ref. 3590).