Blue Blanquillo

Scientific Name:

Malacanthus latovittatus


Tilefishes (Malacanthidae)

Other names:

Banded Blanquillo, Striped Blanquillo, False Whiting, Sand Tilefish, Eye of the Sea.

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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
Widespread Indo-Pacific

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.

Related creatures

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Fishy Stats

Length: 35cm
Depth: 5-30m
Found: Indo-Pacific
Eats: Zooplankton
Family: Tilefishes
Species: Malacanthidae

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