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Biology/Natural History: This species captures its prey between its legs before feeding on it. It is a protandrous hermaphrodite (male first, then female later in life). It probably is a male its first year, becomes female the second year and lays eggs, then dies. Eggs are seen from late November to April. Predators include sand sole.


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Source: Invertebrates of the Salish Sea

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