Benthic spawner. Length at sex change = 4.4 cm TL (Ref. 55367). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205). Also Ref. 240, 7471.
- Fricke, H.W. and S. Fricke 1977 Monogamy and sex change by aggressive dominance in coral reef fish. Nature 266:830-832. (Ref. 32167) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=32167&speccode=8017