Sand Perch (Diplectrum formosum)

Also known as Blue Striped Sand Perch, Sand Sea Bass, Sandfish


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

Found singly, near to their crevice or hole, which they retreat to when threatened, close to shallow banks and in seagrass areas, of coastal bays. Colour and pattern can rapidly change when alarmed.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 1-80m
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:


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