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BiologyAdults are found exclusively in surge zone of seaward reef margins (Ref. 9710). They occur in or near Acropora or Pocillopora coral patches (Ref. 1602). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). A solitary territorial herbivore (Ref. 1602). 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).