Aquafind.com Aquatic Fish Database est. 1991

Bookmark and Share


Search Fish Supplier Directory
Add Your Name or Company
Change/Update Your Listing
New Tropical Fish Supplier Additions

Search Equipment & Services Directory
Add Your Company
Change/Update Your Listing
New Aquarium Equipment Suppliers

Commercial Tropical Fish Traders
Aquarist Tropical Fish Traders
Pet Products Traders

AquaBlog


Tropical Fish Home
Tropical Fish Articles
Tropical Fish Books
Events Calendar
Tropical Fish Links
Featured Product Pages
   Aquarium Guys
   Chinese Goldfish World
   MAC Certified Fish
Koi Links
Preferred Trader List
Preferred Trader Pending List
Preferred Trader Listing Submission
Scientific Aquacultrue Papers
Tropical Fish Stores

About Aquafind
Aquafind Book Store
Aquatic Posters
Contact AquaFind
Currency Converter
Finance/Credit
Weather
World Clock




  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portugese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Aluterus scriptus - Scribbled leatherjacket filefish

    Aluterus scriptus - Scribbled leatherjacket filefish Photo courtesy: Geoff Schultz

    The Scribbled leatherjacket filefish has a grey or brownish body with black, green, or blue spots and lines. It can grow to 1 to 3 feet in length and has a unique, broom-like tail fin. This tail fin is rarely seen fully extended. Scribbled leatherjacket filefish are commonly found in open water or above coral reefs between 20 and 60 feet.


    Distribution, Stock Structure and Migration
    Circumtropical. Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: St. Paul's Rocks, Cape Verde and Ascension Island; São Tomé Island; South Africa. Pacific Ocean: southern Japan to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia and Easter Island. In the eastern Pacific, from the Gulf of California to Colombia.


    Habitat
    Inhabit lagoon and seaward reefs. Occasionally are seen under floating objects. Juveniles may travel with weed rafts in open ocean for a long time and reaching a large size. Adults are usually seen along deep coastal slopes or outer reef drop-offs in about 20 meters depth.


    Diet
    Feed on algae, seagrass, hydrozoans, gorgonians, colonial anemones, and tunicates.


    Quick Fact
    The scrawled filefish can darken or lighten its body coloration dramatically.


    Learn More
    - FishBase

    Contact | Terms of Use | Article Submission Terms | Advertising | Fish Supplier Registration | Equipment Supplier Registration
    © 2017 Aquafind All Rights Reserved