Species encyclopedia

Orange Spotted Filefish

Oxymonacanthus longirostris


The orange spotted filefish live as a couple or in small groups at the bases of coral reefs or in lagoons 1 to 30 m deep.

They are most abundant where acropora coral grow, because their diet is made up essentially of the living portions of that species. During reproduction, the female lays eggs on a site prepared by the male.

This small fish belongs to the filefish family, which owes its name to the scales with little protrusions that give its skin a sandpaper-like texture.

Indo-Pacific area


Species encyclopedia

For a better experience of our website, we invite you to increase the size of your navigator window.