Reproductive Biology

Spawning occurs from winter to spring throughout the range, under rocks along protected pebbly or shelly beaches in winter and shifting to other beaches that are more exposed in spring. Females lay about 900-1,700 eggs about 0.1 in (2 mm) in diameter, and males guard the site. Males may spawn with more than one female. Territoriality is non-existent in that several males may congregate under the same rock, and sometimes other species, such as clingfishes, are found nearby. Hatchlings are about 0.3 in (8.5 mm) long, and metamorphosis occurs at about 0.7 in (18 mm) when they become free-swimming and feed on small plankton.

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