Also know as candy cane hogfish the name is clearly derived from its external appearance. However, juveniles of this species are initially still black and white in color.
All wrasse species are diurnal. At night they retreat into rock caves or burrow into the ground.
|Related to||Perch family, wrasses (over 550 species)|
|Habitat||Reeefs at depths of 20 to 75 meters. Adults along ledges on bluffs at depths greater than 20 m, juveniles at about 50 m depth|
|Mode of life||In groups|
|Diet||Hard- and soft-shelled invertebrates, smaller fish|
|Body length||up to 9 cm|