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BiologySpecimens were collected with rotenone (Ref. 13702). Inhabits coastal and outer reef slopes (Ref. 37816, 48637). Benthic, occuring singly or in loose groups, and a plankton-feeder; with prolonged pelagic larval duration of 33.9 days (= 24% of maximum lifespan) and linear post-larval growth; daily mortality rate ranging from 2.9% to 6.3%; sex ratio of 1:1.6 male/females) (Ref. 87294).