IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)

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Biology

Occurs at temperatures ranging from 23.0-28.0 °C (Ref. 3). Occasionally forms schools. Is mainly diurnal. Adults feed predominantly on bottom algae, some of the planktonic organisms that are found in their stomachs are probably those which have settled on the bottom or were washed shorewards from open waters but they do feed directly on plankton (Ref. 2).

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