Four saddle spots, the middle one extending right down the side. Similar to and mistaken for the Blacksaddle or Mimic Filefish.
Size : 10 cm
Habitat : 1-55 m. Males have a territory with up to 7 females, each female lays eggs in an algae bush. These are protected from predators by a poison like that of the fish. Hatch after 3-5 days; 9-15 weeks as larvae.
Distribution : Red Sea, East Africa, Oman to SW Japan, Marshall Islands and French Polynesia.