Dwarf Sand Perch (Diplectrum bivittatum)

Also known as Blue-striped Sand Perch, Sand Sea Bass, Sandfish


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

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Dwarf Sand Perch. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Dwarf Sand Perch (Juvenile)

Dwarf Sand Perch (Juvenile)

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