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Adults occur in intertidal zones in large rock pools or coastal bays (Ref. 48636). Found near-shore (Ref. 9962); common in tide pools (Ref. 559). They feed on algae scraped from rubble or rock surfaces. Sometimes numerous individuals can be seen clinging to rocks out of the water when the level drops on the low of the swell. When disturbed in rock pools during low tide, they may jump out of the water to get to other rock pools or safer deeper water nearby (Ref. 48636). 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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