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BiologyPrefers offshore reefs (Ref. 9710) and open marine waters (Ref. 26938). Juveniles often found near the shore on seagrass beds or often associated jellyfish or floating Sargassum (Ref. 5217). Generally solitary but sometimes seen in small groups (Ref. 26235). Feeds on small fishes (Ref. 26235). Spawns offshore from February to October (Ref. 26938). Flavor considered fair to good (Ref. 5521).