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BiologyUncommon and benthic species in rocky habitat (Ref. 34024). Restricted to estuaries, shallow bays and coastal reefs (Ref. 33847). Found on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 75154). Juveniles are found in seagrass beds in estuaries while adults inhabit caves and rocky recesses (Ref. 33847). Oviparous, with oval pelagic eggs floating in a gelatinous mass (Ref. 205). Important as a recreational fish (Ref. 33839). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 57178.