Filefish; Monacanthidae

Filefish are also known as Leatherjackets due to their tough skin. They are closely related to the Triggerfish but more laterally compressed and lacking the exciting behaviour patterns of a Titan!

We have a shaky identification here - are there any Filefish experts out there?

Our largest filefish, very rarely seen and never close-to.

A distinctive and attractive filefish, photographed mainly at depths greater than 10 m.

Looking more like a strip of brown weed, floating about in the sea.

Found hanging about under piers, on wrecks, and wherever there is cover. Their subtle colouration and fearless attitude makes them great photo subjects...

We thought that Monacanthus chinensis was this beast - Fishbase has put us right!

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