Radial Filefish (Acreichthys radiatus)

Also known as Flowercoral Filefish, Flowercoral Leatherjacket, Indo-Australian Filefish, Leatherjacket, Radial Leatherjacket

Description

Also known as Flowercoral Filefish, Flowercoral Leatherjacket, Indo-Australian Filefish, Leatherjacket, Radial Leatherjacket.

Found singly camouflaged amongst soft corals over shallow waters of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on coral polyps and tissue.
Length - 7cm
Depth - 2-12m
Widespread Western 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. (edit) Ref: http://www.fishbase.se/summary/7974

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