Rottnest Island, WA (32°S) to New Year Island, NT (133°01'E) and Ashmore Reef and Osprey Reef, Coral Sea and Haggerstone Island to Moreton Bay, QLD; tropical east-Indo-west-central Pacific.
Northeast Transition (19), Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Christmas Island Province (23), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Southwest Shelf Transition (30), Southwest Shelf Province (31), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)
Coral Sea Islands Territory, Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands
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Adults inhabit lagoons and seaward reefs (Ref.
). They are found in caves, crevices and on flat surfaces of coral, sponges or rubble with algae (Ref.
). Some live on live corals (Ref.
). Eggs are hemispherical and covered with numerous sticky threads that anchor them in the algae on the nesting sites (Ref.
). Larvae are planktonic which occur primarily in shallow, nearshore waters (Ref.