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Slender filefish

Monacanthus tuckeri


Body laterally compressed, slender, and elongated. Variable shades of reddish brown to yellow-brown, brown or gray. Upper body usually darker. The color can change to blend with the background. Usually with a white reticulate pattern, but these markings may become indistinct (M. tuckeri). Large dewlap (extendable belly appendage) usually has a yellowish edge with a submarginal blue line. Size up to 10 cm.


Oil Slick Leap dive site in Bonaire.

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Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 13, 2017
Submitted on Jan 4, 2018

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