Ocean Whitefish (Caulolatilus princeps)

Also known as Bighead Tilefish, Blanquillo, Tilefin

Description

Also known as Bighead Tilefish, Blanquillo, Tilefin.

Found singly over mud and sand bottoms of rocky reefs.
They dig into the substrate for small fish and invertebrates.
Length - 102cm
Depth - 3-150m
Widespread Eastern 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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/3539

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