Malacanthus latovittatusis commonly referred to as Blue blanquillo, Blue Tilefish, Sand Tilefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Solo per acquariofili esperti. A aquarium size of at least 3000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Malacanthus latovittatus are found mostly on the outer reef. They swim often high above the ground to pry prey from the substrate with their excellent eyesight and then to capture them. Can be found alone or in pairs. As adults, they form monogamous pairs.