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Sand Tilefish

Malacanthus plumieri

Description:

Photo take a t -35 ft in sand area next to a reef. This long white fish medium size, is very common of this waters usually seen alone in sand areas, hides in the sand bottom where it construct mounds of rubble and coral peaces over their burrows to protect against predators.

Habitat:

From Florida all the Caribbean sea, Gulf of México to Brazil.


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Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Feb 15, 2012
Submitted on Feb 15, 2012

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