The Filefish lives in the demersal, oceanodromous, marine environment.

Most Filefish available in the aquarium trade belong to the genus Pervagor. Filefish belonging to the genera Oxymonacanthus, Chaetodermis, and Monacanthus are also available. More

Filefish, one of a group of fish that live in tropical and subtropical seas. One species, the orange filefish, or barnacle eater, ranges as far north as Maine. Most filefishes are less than 12 inches (30 cm) long. More

the filefish family contains approximately 107 species in 26 genera. Filefish are closely related to the triggerfish, pufferfish and trunkfish. More

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. Aluterus scriptus 600. More

Filefish have soft, simple fins with comparatively small pectoral fins and truncated, fan-shaped tail fins; a slender, retractable spine crowns the head. More

Why do Orange Filefish usually stay in pairs of 1 solid orange fish and 1 spotted fish? What is a filefish? Is a filefish a real fish? Post a question - More

The Saddled filefish, or Mimic filefish as it also commonly is called, is a beautiful and interesting fish that unfortunately only rarely is available in the trade and usually only in small quantities. More

Filefish although prone to be shy, are great choices for the home aquarium. Related to the triggerfish, the filefish is a relatively easy-going species appropriate for even the beginner in the hobby. More

Planehead Filefish - Stephanolepis hispidus Paul Osmond 2005-08-14-12-28-31.jpg Pygmy Leatherjacket - Brachaluterus jacksonianus Paul Osmond 2005-07-18-19-00-42.jpg Juvenile Wrasse and a Minute Filefish Paul Osmond 22003_1212_114619AA_1. More

The only recent report of this filefish from within the Gulf of Maine is of a 7-inch specimen taken in a trap at Provincetown, November 9, 1929. More

Odd specimens of this filefish have been recorded from Hingham, Lynn, Nahant, and Boston Harbor in Massachusetts Bay; and from Cape Cod; all many years ago. More

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Adult Filefish are generally shallow water fish, inhabiting depths of no more than about 30 metres. They may be found in lagoons or associated with seaward reefs and seagrass beds; some species may also enter estuaries. Some filefish species are closely associated with dense mats of sargassum. More

Scrawled Filefish is characterized by an overall olive brown coloration, irregular blue spots, short lines, concave upper and lower head profiles, and a long rounded caudal fin. More

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The Blackheaded Filefish is also known as the Redtail Filefish. The body is orange to red in color and the head can be gray to black. Filefish from Hawaii tend to have more vivid colors than those from the Indian Ocean. More

Most Filefish grow to around six inches in an aquarium, but in the wild, the largest member of this family can reach a length of 40 inches. Filefish are closely related to Triggerfish and Boxfish. More

The Bristletail filefish uses its unique shape, skin color and texture to blend with its environment. It may stand on its nose to look likeMore>> 1 Product(s) Starting at $39. More

Filefish can be found among coral reefs and rocky outcroppings in temperate waters around the world. They dine on a wide range of foods including algae, sponges, tunicates, coral polyps, crustaceans and other invertebrates. More

Nelson used to place the filefish in a subfamily, the Monacanthinae (= "one spine") sharing the family Balistidae with the Triggerfishes, subfamily Balistinae. Note the convention in zoological nomenclature (scientific naming) of designating families with an -idae ending and subfamilies with -inae. More

filefish definition file·fish (fīl′fis̸h′) noun pl. More

The other filefish is the Blacksaddle Mimic Filefish, which mimics the Blacksaddle Sharpnose Puffer. 3 minute video w/o audio, of 120-gal reef, showing Longnose Filefish eating flake food. The other filefish is the Blacksaddle Mimic Filefish, which mimics the Blacksaddle Sharpnose Puffer. More

Harlequin Filefish in Nanocube Reef Eating Flake FoodAdded to Quicklist3:06Harlequin Filefish in Nanocube Reef Eating Flak... More

Common names

False kelpfish in English
Filefish in English
Hè chāng yóu in Mandarin Chinese
Kasago in Japanese (日本語)
Marbled rockfish in English
rockfish in English
scorpionfish in English
Shek kau kung in Cantonese
Shek kau kung in Chinese (中文)
Shí tóu lú in Mandarin Chinese
Ssom-baeng-i in Korean (한국어)
окунь мраморный морской in Russian (русский язык)
石狗公 in Mandarin Chinese
褐平鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
褐平鲉 in Mandarin Chinese
褐菖鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
褐菖鲉 in Mandarin Chinese
쏨뱅이 in Korean (한국어)

Picture of Sebastiscus marmoratus has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
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Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Sebastidae
Genus : Sebastiscus
Species : Sebastiscus marmoratus
Authority : Cuvier, 1829