Key Largo Filefish
Key Largo filefish are listed in five main groups.
While snorkeling Key Largo marine park area you will see many filefish.
Here we will list the main Key Largo filefish.
This fish can grow up to one meter / three feet long.
Brillant electric blue markings call attention to the Scrawled filefish.
Second largest of the Key Largo filefish is the Whitespotted variety.
It can grow up to a length of seventeen inches.
Whitespotted filefish changes from a solid color to white-spotted.
We commonly see this fish at Molasses Reef.
Third largest of the Key Largo filefish is the Orange variety.
This fish could grow up to two feet long.
In Key Largo we have yet to see one over twelve inches long.
Orange filefish are able to adapt their coloring to blend into the background.
Even when adapting their color they always retains its small orange spots.
While snorkeling Key Largo we see these over the sea grass beds along the edge of the coral reef.
Anemone Garden Reef is a very good place to spot the Orange filefish.
Not to be mistaken for the Orange filefish.
Orangespotted filefish has orange spots with brown center marks.
This fish only grows to a max length of just less than eight inches.
Macro photographers dream of finding these tiny fish while scuba diving Key Largo waters.
Best to look for this fish at our dive site called Little Grecian Rocks.
The smallest of the Key Largo filefish.
Pygmy filefish length is a max of seven inches long.
Mostly we see these at a max length of three inches in Key Largo, Fl. Keys.
This Key Largo filefish may be mottled.
It can become uniform gray over a sandy bottom.
Often we see these tiny fish on our kayaking the mangrove jungle tours.
While snorkeling if you look closely to the roots of the mangroves you can often spot these tiny filefish.