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Adults occur in shallow, protected inshore reefs and in estuaries to depths of about 15 m (Ref. 48636); also on sand-weed areas on rocky outcrops. They form small groups, usually seen near reef rubble margins of coral reefs (Ref. 48636). Also found solitary on rock or coral outcrops (Ref. 90102). 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). Minimum depth of 1 m reported from Ref. 90102.


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