A Blacksaddle Filefish a depth of 10 m, South Wall, Gold Coast Seaway, Queensland, 31 August 2010.
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.
Last Updated: 1 September 2010
Blacksaddle Filefish, Paraluteres prionurus View full size
Photographer: Erik Schlögl © Erik Schlögl
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