Also known as Leatherjacket, Small-spotted Filefish, Small-spotted Leatherjacket, Spotted Filefish, Spotted Leatherjacket, Strapweed Leatherjacket.
Found singly or in pairs over shallow estuaries and coastal reefs rich in algae growth.
They feed on benthic invertebrates and seaweeds.
Length - 18cm
Depth - 1-10m
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/10598