IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Biology

Adults inhabit seaward reefs. They occur on reefs rich with invertebrates such as gorgonians, seawhips and black corals (Ref. 48636). Common along steep outer reef slopes deeper than 25 m in Micronesia. Usually seen as lone individuals (Ref. 48636). Juveniles pose as cleaners (Ref. 8631). May be solitary or may exist in pairs (Ref. 5503). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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