species found over lagoon and seaward reefs. Solitary or in
small groups. Feeds on fishes. Oviparous. Eggs may be found
attached to objects in the water by tendrils on the egg's
surface. Feared by fishers because they can cause puncture
wounds with their sharp snouts when jumping out of the
water, e.g. when alarmed or attracted to lights at night.
Although sold fresh and considered a good food fish, its
market is limited due to the green-colored flesh.