Saltwaterfish. Filefishes. Inhabits shallow reefs, often hiding in the gorgonians.
To be confused with
- Scrawled filefish Aluterus scriptus
(Covered with blue-green spots, irregular lines and black dots. Elongate body with long, broomlike tail.)
Size: 5 to 8 cm, max 10 cm.
Colour: Yellow brown with brown spots, colour changer!
Shape: Slender body, long head and pointed snout.
Habitat environment and ecology
Inhabits coral reefs. Inhabits shallow reefs, often hiding in the gorgonians.
BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius. Curaçao.
[Marion Haarsma, may 2016]
- DeLoach, N., & Humann, P. (2002). Reef Fish Identification -
Florida Caribbean Bahamas - 3th Edition. New World Publications, Inc.