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Found at depths of 3-25 m, solitary or in small groups around sponges and tunicates on coral outcrops (Ref. 90102) and in reef crests with large rounded corals (Ref. 8631, 48636), or encrusted sponges to about 10 m depth. Females are commonly seen and seem to outnumber males (Ref. 48636). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).

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