Also known as Feathery Filefish, Leafy Leatherjacket, Leatherjacket, Prickly Filefish, Prickly Leatherjacket, Tassle Filefish, Tasselled Leatherjacket.
Found singly, often camouflaged, in weedy areas of coastal reefs and trawling grounds.
They feed on algae and invertebrates.
Length - 31cm
Depth - 2-25m
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/7975