Also known as Blue-striped Sand Perch, Sand Sea Bass, Sandfish.
Found singly, over soft mud, and silt bottoms, close to coral, rocks, and jetties, in bays, lagoons, and seaward reefs.
They feed on benthic shrimps.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 2-100m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean
These Sea Bass are bottom feeders more colourful than other Sea Bass sometimes found half buried in the sand waiting for their prey but quickly retreat to cover when threatened. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/3318