Flagtail Blanquillo, Malacanthus brevirostris Guichenot 1848
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.