Also known as Atlantic Blueline Tilefish, Blueline Tilefish.
Found singly in deep waters over mud and rubble bottoms on upper slopes of the outer continental shelf.
They dig into the substrate for small fish and benthic invertebrates.
Length - 90cm
Depth - 30-200m
Widespread Western Atlantic
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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/987