Not Reef Tank Suitable
Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank
Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Red Sea and East Africa, north to Southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, and south to the Great Barrier Reef, including the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Costa Rica and Panama.
Size: 58 inches (145 cm)
Natural Environment: Inhabits lagoons, and reef flats at depths between 30 to about 300 feet (10 – 90 m) and stays under rocks and/or in caves during daytime and hunts prey during evening hours when it feeds mainly on smaller fishes and crustaceans.
General Husbandry: Quite drab, having a heavily mottled blackish body. Not collected for the trade.
FYI: Shown here for identification only. Best left in the wild. Unsuitable for home aquariums. Used in Chinese medicine.