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BiologyAdults occur in clear lagoon and seaward reefs, usually in loose aggregations near caves and ledges. Abundant over branching corals and leeward coasts (Ref. 9710). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on planktons (Ref. 89972). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).