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Life Cycle

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Oviparous (Ref. 205). One or two females spawn in the nest built and guarded by a male (Ref. 4742).
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Susan M. Luna
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Biology

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Found in littoral areas, in eel-grass beds, sometimes on soft bottoms (1-20 m), often in lagoons and estuaries with plenty of vegetation and detritus (Ref. 4742). Often in aggregation (Ref. 4742). Feed on shrimps, amphipods, isopods, small gastropods and bivalves (Ref. 4742). Females spawn in a nest built and guarded by the male (Ref. 4742). Males grow faster than females (Ref. 4742). Oviparous (Ref. 205).
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Christine Papasissi
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Importance

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fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial
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