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It uses its protuberant lips to expel a jet of water which disturbs the sandy seabed and reveals any shallowly buried benthic invertebrates. It feeds on small molluscs, polychaete worms, acorn worms, peanut worms, small crustaceans, sponges and tunicates. It produces a toxic substance, ostracitoxin/pahutoxin, in mucous secretions from the skin, when stressed.
Buddy's Reef Dive site, Bonaire.