Spectacled Filefish (Cantherhines fronticinctus)

Also known as Spectacled Leatherjacket

Description

Also known as Spectacled Leatherjacket.

Found singly close to shelter over harbours and seaward reefs rich in coral and invertebrate growth.
They feed on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 23cm
Depth - 1-40m
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/7842

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