Adults inhabit shallow, coral or rocky bottoms and sometimes near the shore in areas with little visibility (Ref.
). Juveniles were collected from tide pools and on rocky
reefs; adults found up to 15 m depth (Ref.
). A diurnal species, adults feed on benthic algae, polychaetes and harpacticoid copepods (Ref.
); also consume hydroids and sponges and has been observed to feed on
eggs at night (Ref.
). 16:21 SL/TL (Ref.
). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding; eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate; males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref.
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 23.6 - 28.1, mean 27.3 (based on 775 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01660 (0.01019 - 0.02702), b=3.00 (2.87 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.3 ±0.23 se; Based on food items.
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .
Capuli, Estelita Emily
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