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Weeverfishes and Relatives: Trachinoidei

Behavior And Reproduction

Most weeverfishes and their relatives live alone. Some form schools of hundreds to several thousand fish. Some weeverfish relatives hide in the sand or mud and suck in their prey, or animals hunted and killed for food. Others chase down their prey. Some fishes in this group are active during the day; others, at night. Some move from deep water to the surface at night. Scientists know little about the reproduction of weeverfishes and their relatives. Some fishes change sex from female to male. Most probably scatter their eggs, which sink to the bottom.

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