The scrawled filefish (Aluterus scriptus) is a spectacular marine fish found in tropical waters across the globe, including the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean (like this one at Arnos Vale in Tobago). They inhabit coral reefs and rocky ledges throughout their range, where they graze on algae, small crustaceans and other food items.

(Check out the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club Facebook page for more info on T&T’s natural history)