Key West White Spotted Filefish

Whether you are a veteran snorkeler or a beginner, Key West offers some of the best snorkeling in the world. When Key West snorkeling, you are bound to run across a few surprising creatures that will leave a lasting impression. One of the most charming fish that you will see is definitely the White Spotted Filefish.

With its bright orange body, the White Spotted Filefish is easy to recognize. Its flat shape and spotted exterior makes the White Spotted Filefish look like quite the character. This fish also has the ability suddenly change colors. In the blink of an eye, the White Spotted Filefish can transform from light to dark. If you are lucky enough to see this feat in person, you will be in for a real treat.

Another amazing characteristic of the White Spotted Filefish is that it is equipped with a spiny forehead. When they are in danger of being eaten by a predator, the spine extends outward making the White Spotted Filefish very difficult to consume.

Measuring in at almost two feet long, the White Spotted Filefish is able to stand out among some of the smaller fish in the ocean. Unlike some of the other fish in the ocean, White Spotted Filefish are usually found in groups of two. Its diet usually consists of stinging coral, algae, sponges, hydroids, and gorgonians.