Family: Balistidae, Leatherjackets view all from this family
Description The scrawled filefish, Aluterus scriptus, is a filefish of the family Monacanthidae. Its length is up to 1.1 m, and it is found on tropical reefs circumglobally to a depth of 120 m.
Habitat Estuaries, tidal flats & salt marshes, Ocean or bay shallows, Tidepools.
Range New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Florida, Texas.