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Pelagic (Ref. 53568). A schooling species occurring in coastal waters and lagoons. In Panggang Island, Indonesia it was recorded in temperatures of 28.5-29.8°C and salinities of 31.6-32.3 ppt (Ref. 823). Feeds mainly on copepods, nauplii and zoea larvae, larval bivalves and gastropods, as well as Peridinium and Ceratium. Used as bait in the tuna fishery.


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