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Biology

Occurs on coastal and seaward reefs. Adults on deep, current-prone slopes with rich invertebrate growth; juveniles on sheltered reefs nearby (Ref. 48635). Found singly or in small groups, usually under ledges by day (Ref. 9710). Mainly speared. Caught throughout its range; not common. Rarely marketed in India (Ref. 3412).

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