Found primarily around coral reefs, with a preference for coralline lagoons. Feeds on zooplankton in large midwater groups. Forms schools with other caesionids. Migrates to select areas around the reef to spawn near the surface in the entrances of deep channels during outgoing tides on a lunar cycle. Oviparous, with numerous, small pelagic eggs (Ref. 402). Also caught with drive-in nets.
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