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BiologyFound in oceanic and coastal waters, generally near the surface over reefs or sometimes far from the coast (Ref. 9283, 11230, 48635). May form large schools (Ref. 9283, 48635). Feed on invertebrates (larger crustaceans of the zooplankton) and small fishes (Ref. 9283, 26145). Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 4233). Good food fish (Ref. 9626) and a valued game fish (Ref. 26938); marketed fresh and salted or dried (Ref. 9283); also frozen and used for sashimi (Ref. 9987).