Adults are uncommon in shallow water where it turns
rocks or rubble in search of mobile invertebrates. Ornate brown or
green juveniles move like a piece of drifting seaweed, diving under sand
when threatened. Attains 12 inches. Occurs in
Hawai‘i, the Indo-Pacific, and Tropical
Eastern Pacific. Formerly known as Hemipteronotus taeniourus,
juveniles as Novaculichthys bifer.