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Created 12/18/2015

Family Malacanthidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Malacanthus latovittatus

 

Amalau, Tutuila, American Samoa, 50 feet

 

BLUE TILEFISH 

Locally common among sandy rubble at scuba depths where it feeds upon buried worms and shellfish.  Occurs in pairs.  Attains 18 inches.  Indo-Pacific, from the Red Sea to Japan, Line Islands, and Samoa, excluding Hawai'i.