Also known as Caribbean Sand Tilefish, Muttonfish, Sand Blanquillo, Sand Eel, Sandfish, Whitey, Whiting.
Found singly or in pairs, in miles of self-made burrows made from rock and shells and in caves, often hovering near the entrance ready to dive head first when threatened.
They feed on benthic crustaceans, echinoderms and worms.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 1-150m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean
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/3541