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Comprehensive Description

    Biology
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    Adults are found in the intertidal zone of rocky shores, benches, and wave-swept 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): 14 - 16; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 16 - 17

Trophic Strategy

    Trophic Strategy
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    Inhabits surf-swept seaward reefs.

Life Cycle

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

Threats

    Threats
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    Least Concern (LC)