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Adults are common on exposed outer intertidal reef flats, in areas with numerous cracks and holes. They feed on filamentous algae and associated minute invertebrates, e.g., foraminiferans, ostracods, copepods, and gastropods (Ref. 37816). Oviparous. Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205), and are attached to the substrate via a filamentous, adhesive pad or pedestal (Ref. 94114). Larvae are planktonic, often found in shallow, coastal waters (Ref. 94114).

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