Fish Identification

Filefish

Posted in aquarium fish, Atlantic ocean fish, odd sea creature, saltwater fish by fishidentification on October 5, 2009

If you spend any time collecting Sargassum weed from the Atalntic Ocean you will have surely captured a Planehead filefish. They are the most abundant species found living in Sargassum rafts riding the Gulf Stream. The planehead filefishes colors and shape blend seamlessly with the seaweed. The provide a common food source for Dorado, small Jacks, juvenile wahoo, Sargassum fish and many other predators hunting weedlines.

Sargassum filefish

Sargassum filefish

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