Reproductive Biology

Hermaphroditism has not been reported. Sexually dimorphic characters in males, mainly fin size, are used in reproductive behavior. Males initiate courtship by displaying erect fins towards females. Spawning is paired and occurs after short ascent into water column, where the eggs are fertilized. Eggs are pelagic, egg mass is likely buoyant and breaks up prior to hatching. Larvae generally typical of other dragonets.

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