Movie: Blacksaddle Filefish at the Gold Coast Seaway

A Blacksaddle Filefish a depth of 10 m, South Wall, Gold Coast Seaway, Queensland, 31 August 2010.

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© Ian Banks
Cinematographer:
Ian Banks

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Note the similarity of the species to the toxic Blacksaddle Toby, Canthigaster valentini. The Blacksaddle File fish has a spiny first dorsal fin that is lacking in the Blacksaddle Toby. The movie clearly shows spines on the caudal peduncle that are not present in the Blacksaddle Toby.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Blacksaddle Filefish, Paraluteres prionurus, Monacanthidae,