Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable
Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Florida, Caribbean, Bermuda, Gulf of Mexico, and reported to occur in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.
Natural Environment: Inhabits coastal areas.
Aquarium Suitability: Not purposely collected for the trade, however, the specimen in the photo came from the Gulf of Mexico where it was dredged up by a fishing company and was given to a hobbyist.
He in turn contacted me for its identification, and has noted it's doing very well in his aquarium.
FYI: Shown here only for identification only.
Needs a steady supply of plankton-like foodstuffs and should be kept in dim areas so as not to encourage algae growth.