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BiologyAdults are common among coral-rich areas of sheltered coastal reefs (Ref. 9710), with algae and staghorn corals to about 15 m depth, especially around the rock islands in Palau, they aggregate with A. curacao. They spawn in groups and each pair claims a small section of the reef (Ref. 7247). Dead coral branches serve as nest (Ref. 90102). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are laid on a cleared section of the coral and guarded by the parents (Ref. 48636).