Whitebar Filefish (Juvenile) (Paramonacanthus choirocephalus)

Also known as Hair-finned Leatherjacket, Leatherjacket, Pig-faced Filefish, Pig-faced Leatherjacket, Whitebar Leatherjacket, White-blotched Filefish

Description

Also known as Hair-finned Leatherjacket, Leatherjacket, Pig-faced Filefish, Pig-faced Leatherjacket, Whitebar Leatherjacket, White-blotched Filefish.

Found singly or in small schools over mud and sand bottoms of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on small invertebrates.
Length - 11cm
Depth - 1-25m
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: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/26659

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