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Biology

A cryptic species that occurs on sandy or gravel bottoms. Pointed snout is used for burrowing; eyes directed upwards for sighting prey. Found from shallow tide pools to at least 150 m (Ref. 2334). Eyes move independently and possess a refractive cornea, a convexiclivate fovea and a non-spherical lens (Ref. 50869). Neither cleitheral spine gland nor anterolateral glandural goove with gland is present (Ref. 57406).

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