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Hoplolatilus purpureus

Hoplolatilus purpureus, the Purple sand tilefish, is a species of tilefish native to the western central Pacific Ocean. It is native to the seaward side of reefs and occurs at depths of from 30 to 85 metres (98 to 279 ft). This species can reach a length of 13 centimetres (5.1 in) TL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Hoplolatilus purpureus" in FishBase. December 2013 version.


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