A sequentially protogynous hermaphrodite. In the Galapagos, the colorful appearance may be due to selective pressures and their increased feeding and decreased reproductive activities may serve to avoid extraordinary predation (Ref. 9227). Adults forage on a wide range of invertebrates and algae (Ref. 28023). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
- Merlen, G. 1988 A field guide to the fishes of Galapagos. Wilmot Books, London, England 60 p. (Ref. 5590) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=5590&speccode=8253
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