Catch of the Day: Planehead Filefish (Stephenolepis hispidus)

Planehead filefish (juvenile) Stephanolepis hispidus

This cool little fish has a sand-paper texture skin. Adults grow up to 27 cm. It is wide ranging Atlantic species, though it’s juveniles may use shallower, weedier areas for refuge.

Game Species: In some parts of its range it is desirable. It is generally not targeted in the USA.

 

 

 

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