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Created 12/18/2015

Family Malacanthidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Hoplolatilus cuniculus

 

Wakatobi, Indonesia, 50 feet

 

GRAY TILEFISH 

Uncommon among sandy rubble at deeper scuba depths where it feeds upon buried worms and shellfish.  Occurs in pairs.  Attains 7 inches.  Indo-Pacific, from East Africa  to Okinawa and Tahiti, excluding Hawai'i.