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Comprehensive Description

    Biology
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    Adults occur in the intertidal zone of rocky shores, benches and surge seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). 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).

Morphology

    Morphology
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    Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 16; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 16 - 17

Diagnostic Description

    Diagnostic Description
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    Intricate pattern on the chin of this species is distinctive (Ref. 37816).

Trophic Strategy

    Trophic Strategy
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    Inhabits intertidal benches ands exposed reef flats.

Life Cycle

    Life Cycle
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    Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

Threats

    Threats
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    Least Concern (LC)