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Sequential hermaphrodite, capable of changing colors from yellow to gray and back again to signal sex switch.
This species is symbiotic with alpheid shrimps.
up to 10 cm
up to 10 years
Warm-water, tropical environments, where they pair up with pistol shrimp. Native to the Western Pacific, where it can be found at depths of from 1 to 25 metres in coastal bays and lagoons.
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