The Blue Blanquillo – Malacanthus latovittatus is one of many species of tilefish found around the worlds Oceans. The blue blanquillo is found on the outer edges of reef. Not a schooling fish they are found solitarily or in pairs.
The Blue Blanquillo ranges from the Red Sea and East Africa Eastward to the Hawaiian Islands, but not off Australia.
They only reach a foot to a foot and a half long but still there is a very limited commercial value in local fish markets as well as occasionally in the aquarium pet trade.