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BiologyPseudoceanic and mesopelagic, occurring singly or in small schools (Ref. 5759), primarily at 200-1000 (Ref. 58302). Feed mainly on fishes and shrimps (Ref. 5759). Spawn in continental slopes and in oceanic banks from northern through tropical to southern temperate waters. Oviparous, with planktonic larvae (Ref. 35950).