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BiologyMarine species that enters estuaries and coastal lagoons in Madagascar (Ref. 4323). Forms schools on sandy bottoms (Ref. 12915, 48635). Small juveniles feed on zooplankton, larger fish feed on small polychaetes, bivalves, crustaceans and fishes (Ref. 3409). In Palau, spawners migrate from mangroves and sand flats to the outer reef edge around the full moon (Ref. 1602). Marketed fresh or made into fishballs (Ref. 12915).