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Adults inhabit lagoon and coastal areas (Ref. 9710). Found in sandy or silty areas around outcrops of rubble on sand, mud, sponge or rocks. Occur singly or in small groups. Young often with anemones for protection (Ref. 48636). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Abandoned shells and waste bottles serve as nests (Ref. 90102). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).


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