Spectacled Filefish (Cantherhines fronticinctus)

Also known as Spectacled Leatherjacket

Description

Also known as Spectacled Leatherjacket.

Found singly on clear water inner and outer reefs. Very shy and secretive, remaining close to cover.
They feed on invertebrates and algae.
Length - 23cm
Depth - 15-40m
Widespread Indo-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.

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