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Biology

This occasionally territorial species occurs in coastal waters, over shell, sand, or mud bottoms; males bottom-living during breeding season. Feed on zooplankton (Ref. 5204). Spawning takes place when 1 year old. Adults die afterwards. Eggs are laid in the empty tube-worms and are guarded by the male (Ref. 35388). Eggs are pear-shaped (Ref. 4696).

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