Virtual Travel-Meet a Scrawled Filefish

This scrawled filefish was seen at Lea Lea's Lookout, Bloody Bay Marine Park, Little Cayman, BWI.

Aluterus scriptus, commonly known as scrawled filefish, broomtail filefish or scribbled leatherjacket, is a marine fish belonging to the family Monacanthidae.

The body shape looks like an elongated oval, strongly compressed. Its background body coloration is olive-brown or grey depending on its surrounding environment, irregular blue lines and spots are distributed on the body mixed with some black spots mainly on the head. The colors may quickly vary depending on background similar to an octopus's. They will flash colors if disturbed. They also will raise their slender dorsal spine when approached.

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Nancy Nutile-McMenemy is an Upper Valley freelance photographer and writer who loves to attend concerts and local events in and around Weathersfield and the Upper Valley.

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