Also known as Bristletail Filefish, Bristletail Leatherjacket, Bristle-tailed Leatherjacket, Fantail, Green Filefish, Green Leatherjacket, Leatherjacket, Matted Filefish, Matted Leatherjacket, Seagrass Filefish, Seagrass Leatherjacket.
Found singly, amongst rubble, in seagrass beds and weedy areas, over shallow coral reefs. Colour and pattern variable, but usually has a dark V shaped marking on mid-side.
They feed on crustaceans, molluscs, and worms.
Length - 14cm
Depth - 1-25m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
Filefish can alter their colour and pattern to match their surrounds and so deter predators.
Although closely related to the Triggerfish, their "trigger spine" cannot be locked into place. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/7849