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BiologyInhabits coastal waters near sheltered reefs, lagoons, and weedy areas, solitarily or in groups (Ref. 30573, 90102). Adults usually on silty reefs at moderate depths, or in current channels occasionally inshore; juveniles enter estuaries and harbors (Ref. 48635). Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 5213). Good food fish, marketed fresh.