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BiologyInhabits protected, silty lagoons and estuaries (Ref. 48637). Occurs in pairs, over its burrow beneath rock or rubble; usually hovers a short distance above the bottom. Monogamous (Ref. 52884). Gut contents of a 6.5 cm SL specimen contains mainly fine, unbranched, filamentous algae and harpacticoid copepods, also polychaetes, tanaids, decapod shrimps, amphipods, and nematodes (may have been parasitic).