Feeding: It eats mostly “mesopelagici” squids. The set of teeth is usually limited to the inferior jaw, this is rather thin compared with the body dimensions.
Social behaviour: In the Mediterranean Sea the Capodoglio is watched solitary or in small groups, which can keep in acoustic contact up to remarkable distance. The adult males and females form separate groups that join in the reproduction period.
Vital cycle: Long-lived species, can reach 70 years of age. The sexual maturity is reached by the females between the 7 and the 13 years, by the males between the 18 and the 21 years. The reproduction season lasts from half winter to half summer. The gestation can exceed 14 months.
Identification in sea: The breath, low and directed ahead oblique, are a unmistakable symbol, like the tail which is raised in the action of the immersion. Sometimes, it performs jumps out of the water. It is a species whit a low frequency of sight also in the Liguria Sea, probably because of the particular cycle of swim.