Unlike S. commerson and S. guttatus, S. lineolatus is not encountered in very turbid waters or much reduced salinity. Feeds primarily on fishes. Also taken with midwater trawls, purse seines and by trolling (Ref. 9684). Taken from Oct.-Nov. along the Thai coast, Indian Ocean; in Malaysia Nov.-Feb. in the west coast, Mar.-Jul. in the south, Feb.-Mar. and Aug.-Nov. in the east; in India from May-Sept. with other seerfishes. Marketed mainly fresh; also dried-salted (Ref. 9684). Also consumed as spicy fishballs.