Flagtail Blanquillo, Malacanthus brevirostris Guichenot 1848

Other Names: Banded Blanquillo, False Whiting, Flag-tail Blanquillo, Quakerfish, Stripetail Tilefish

A Flagtail Blanquillo, Malacanthus brevirostris, at Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Source: Graham Edgar / Reef Life Survey. License: CC by Attribution


A greyish tilefish with a yellowish tinge on head, faint chevron-like bars on upper body and sides, two converging black stripes on caudal fin.

The Flagtail Blanquillo often hovers in pairs above the bottom over rocky, sandy or rubble areas. When threatened, they usually dive into their burrow.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Malacanthus brevirostris in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 Feb 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/3710

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37331009


Depth:5-61 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:32 cm TL

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