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BiologyAdults inhabit inshore and offshore coral reefs; also in harbors and protected outer reef slopes and current prone habitats. Form schools in harbors in depths from near surface to about 25 m (Ref. 48636). 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).