IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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Biology

Occurs throughout the rocky habitat. In other places, it is mostly found in the sediment-free zone. Typical feeding position is at an angle of about 45° with the horizontal substrate. Nibbles, tears, and wrenches tightly attached algae from the substrate. May feed exclusively on plankton if it is abundant (Ref. 5595).

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