The orange spotted filefish or harlequin filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris, is a filefish in the family Monacanthidae found on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific Oceans. The orangespotted filefish is a different species and refers to Cantherhines pullus.
The orange spotted filefish is pale blue with about eight longitudinal rows of orange-yellow patches. In the wild it feeds almost exclusively on Acropora polyps.
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“Give not this rotten orange to your friend;
Shes but the sign and semblance of her honor.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
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And their nest, and four light-green eggs spotted with brown,
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And every day the she-bird crouched on her nest, silent, with bright
And every day I, a curious boy, never too close, never disturbing
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