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Tan with numerous white spots, 10-11 brown body bars; dorsal fin translucent with white spots on rays; males have long front dorsal rays.
Among sandy bottoms, form loose aggregations just above sand, buries themselves in the sand when alarmed or threatened.
The Males keep a harem of Females and will 'fight' off other Males by displaying his pectoral fins and dorsal rays. They also do this displays to attract other Females as shown in Pic#1 and #2