IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Biology

Inhabits littoral (subtidal) waters; usually found on sandy or rock bottom; large fish may be found in waters less than 1 m of depth hiding in crevices or caves. Eggs are deposited on the shells of mollusks and on stones. One of the very few marine fishes that guards fry and juveniles. Marketed fresh.

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