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Scrawled Filefish Aluterus scriptus


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Scrawled Filefish
credit: Peter Halasz/CCSA

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Family: Balistidae, Leatherjackets view all from this family

Description The scrawled filefish, Aluterus scriptus, is a filefish of the family Monacanthidae. Its length is up to 1.1 m, and it is found on tropical reefs circumglobally to a depth of 120 m.

Habitat Estuaries, tidal flats & salt marshes, Ocean or bay shallows, Tidepools.

Range New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Florida, Texas.