Swimming in small groups near the bottom of the water.
|Widely distributed throughout Japan
A fish belonging to the Amarinidae family. Their bodies vary in color from brown to reddish brown. A side line is running. He has a beard.There are black and white spots at the base of the caudal fin. The black spot is larger than that of Okina Himeji and extends beyond the lateral line.
They live on rocky reefs and seaweed beds, and prey on small animals near the bottom of the water. Form small groups. Schools may also include other species of fish.
It was swimming on the bottom of Niijima at a depth of about 3 meters. It looked like it was swimming around the tetrapod and foraging. Mixed in with the flock were butterflyfish. If you approach it, it will run away, but if you wait patiently on the ocean floor, it will come closer to you.
Introducing a picture of Whitesaddle goatfish.