They are usually a solitary species both as a juvenile and as an adult. They are found along coastal areas and shipwrecks. Juveniles often hide in cracks and crevices of coastal reefs. Juveniles adopt mimicry of a poisonous flatworm having a brilliant black body with a bright orange-yellow rim. Adults can be distinguished from other batfish by a protruding snout and large triangular pectoral and dorsal fins.
Frequency of sightings:
Best time of year:
All year round
5-30 m depth, juveniles to 12 cm, abults up to 37 cm.