Prey is transported to Turkey via the gastropod is infected waters. Commercial hunting is important. He prefers a sandy base where he can bury himself. Resistant to wide temperature and salinity range. It is invasive and affects the local fauna where it enters. Its high fertility, and its rapid growth makes it dominant in a short time. The maggots can remain in plankton for 14-80 days, which allows them to be transported to considerable distances by currents.
It accumulates Ni and Cd in the body and is important in monitoring the accumulation of these metals. It can reach up to 180 mm in the Far East and 120 mm in the Black Sea. It is frequently encountered in shallow waters (10-15 m). Dangerous for mussel banks.