Diamond leatherjacket

The Diamond leatherjacket lives in the reef-associated, marine environment.

We see the Diamond Leatherjacket Fish and learn that its green coloration helps it blend in with algae. Color can also be used to warn other animals, attract mates, and as camouflage. More

Closely related to Triggerfish, the Diamond Leatherjacket has a prominent dorsal fin which it raised to avoid being swallowed by predators. Unlike the triggerfish however, it is unable to lock the dorsal fin in its upright position. More

Common names

Diamond filefish in English
Diamond leatherjacket in English
毛柄粗皮魨 in Mandarin Chinese
毛柄粗皮鲀 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Monacanthidae
Genus : Rudarius
Species : Rudarius excelsus
Authority : Hutchins, 1977