Males and females most often are found in pairs that jointly patrol a shared territory. Territoriality is especially pronounced during mating season, and territorial defense is greater among males than females during this time, because females generally spend more time feeding. Aggressive behavior takes place in relation to food or mates. Males are capable of defending territories successfully alone during mating season, but females are not.
feeding ecology and diet Feeds upon Acropora spp. coral polyps.
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