Distribution: Western Atlantic Ocean, from Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to Venezuela, throughout the Caribbean Sea. Generally found feeding on sea fan polyps.
at Ilet Thiery (Martinique) © madininasnorkeling
at Point of Sand (Cayman Islands)
at Playa Magallanes (Dominican Republic) © raphael-voue
at Anse Noire (Martinique) © cailly-bruno
at West End (Roatán)
at West Bay (Roatán)
at Plage du Pain de Sucre (Guadeloupe)
at Akumal (Mexico)
Wanting to share some of your pics on this page? Upload your pictures on the spot page where the species has been photographed first (see here the list of all inventoried snorkeling spots). If your pics have been taken at another spot, you can add it to our map (see more here).
Marine life guide homepage
Marine life identification guide
Discover our snorkeling spots atlas