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BiologyAdults inhabit sheltered inshore reefs and deep coastal reef slopes, usually in 20 m or more. They occur singly or in pairs, usually seen close to the substrate near their burrow (Ref. 48636). 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).