Likely Reef Tank Suitable
Range: Eastern Pacific Ocean: Southern California
Natural Environment: Inhabits current swept sandy and rocky bottom areas
General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 59 to 75°F (15 - 24°C). A cool water species and not suited for tropical reef aquariums. Feeds on detritus and organic matter that is sifted from the substrate.
Note: Members in this family are also good detritus scavengers, however, if very stressed, they have the ability to "melt" becoming totally limp and eventually disintegrating. Yet, they also have the ability to make surprising comebacks from what looks like sure death.