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Diagnostic Description

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Irregular bands on body. Males with spot and stripes in middles of soft dorsal fin (Ref. 4404).
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Recorder
Cristina V. Garilao
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Life Cycle

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Oviparous, distinct pairing (Ref. 205).
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Susan M. Luna
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17 - 20; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 21 - 23
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Biology

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Adults inhabit rocky reefs with oysters, and often found in estuaries (Ref. 90102). 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).
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Pascualita Sa-a
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Importance

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aquarium: commercial
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Pascualita Sa-a
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