• Filefish, Scrawled

Filefish, Scrawled

Product Description

Product Description

This lagoon or reef fish has an elongated oval, flat body, with a small, upturned mouth and weak fins. It is a plain gray or brown color with bright, irregular blue lines and black spots. When threatened, it hides in a crevice and extends the large spine on its head and the smaller one under its belly to wedge itself into the small space. It's a popular fish with divers and aquariums because it is slow moving and attractive.


Max Size

Although this species commonly reaches a total length of 22 inches (55 cm), the maximum reported length of the scrawled filefish is 43 inches (110 cm) TL. In addition, the maximum documented weight of this fish is 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg).