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A juvenile scrawled filefish found within the mass of
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A juvenile scrawled filefish found within the mass of sargassum

September 14, 2005
A juvenile scrawled filefish (Aluterus scriptus) found within the mass of sargassum. Its cryptic coloring helps it avoid preditors as it lives among the tangled mass of floating algae. This species may grow as long as two to three feet in length.

Exploring Underwater Oases: July 27 - September 1, 2002


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