Found in outer reef slopes and offshore banks to 160 m or more. Form small groups (Ref. 26235). Adults are pelagic and demersal (Ref. 9283, 58302). Young often seen around floating objects (Ref. 4887, 48635). Feed mainly on fishes, but also on invertebrates. Eggs are pelagic (Ref. 4233). Marketed fresh and salted or dried (Ref. 9283). May cause ciguatera poisoning, particularly in coral reef areas (Ref. 5217).