Adults found on mud bottoms, from 305 (Ref. 2850) to 2,740 m depth (Ref. 2850). Young-of-the-year juveniles are pelagic and found on the surface and near-shore waters (Ref. 28499). Generally localized, but some juveniles have been found to migrate over 2,000 miles in 6 or 7 years (Ref. 28499). Feed on crustaceans, worms and small fishes (Ref. 4925). Most of the catch is marketed in Japan (Ref. 28499). bathydemersal; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); marine; depth range 0 - 2740 m (Ref. 6793). Deep water.
. Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H Hammann. 1983 . (Ref. 2850) .