Also known as Banded Blanquillo, Striped Blanquillo, False Whiting, Sand Tilefish and Eye of the Sea.
Found singly or in pairs in self-made burrows and caves at the bases of reefs or piles of rock.
They feed on various small bottom creatures.
Length - 35cm
Depth - 5-30m
Tilefish form undersea Pueblo villages made from gravel or sand substrate these self-made burrows and caves are at the base of reefs or piles of rock, often in canyons or at the edge of steep slopes.
If disturbed they quickly dive head-first into their constructed retreats.