Acreichthys tomentosus (Bristle tailed filefish)

Identification

Mottled green, brown and white colors, usually with a dark V-shape marking on the side, and numerous skin flaps on the body.

Status

Unevaluated by the IUCN Red list, but uncommon.

Habitat

East Africa to Fiji and SouthWest Japan to Australia. Sheltered reefs and seagrass beds, in a depth range of 2-15 meters.

Reproduction

Oviparous breeding.

Size

Up to 12cm.

Prey / Predation

They feed on amphipods, polychaete worms and molluscs.

Special features

They are well camouflaged for seagrass habitats, where they are mostly found.