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Adults occur in seagrass beds of shallow lagoons. Also in Sargassum rafts during or immediately after wet season (Ref. 48636). Replaced by P. thepassi at Solomon Islands (Ref. 90102). They feed primarily on small crustaceans and occasionally on scales from fishes. 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). This form was named by Bleeker (a852) as Petroscirtes bankanensis.

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