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Filefish Fish Mounts - You can easily order through this website or call us if you prefer. GFM individually handcrafts each defined and detailed fish replica by hand, one-at-a-time. Every fish reproduction is perfectly airbrushed to resemble each species' most noticeable and distinct color patterns.
By combining the best prices, unmatched quality while supporting and promoting the practice of catch-and-release fishing, Global Fish Mounts continues to be the go-to company for all Freshwater and Saltwater fish mounts. We offer most sizes and species of any fish, including the Filefish seen here.
Variety of Sizes Available: Global Fish Mounts offers mounts of Filefish in a wide variety of different sizes. The models and sizes displayed on this page represent recently produced mounts. As we continuously add more sizes to our product list, and if you do not see the size you are looking for, or simply need more details about the process, please contact us by calling 954-942.1417 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Note: At times customers or anglers request us to use a reference photograph to paint by. If so our skilled artists will identify any unique characteristics in the photo which are later reflected in the completed paint scheme. This is why no two mounts are ever exactly alike and explains the differences you may see in the coloration of the various mounts. If you have a photo or description, please send it by email to email@example.com
Common names are scrawled filefish, broom-tail file, broomtail filefish, filefish, scrawled leatherjacket, scrawled tilefish, scribbled filefish, scribbled fish, scribbled leather jacket, scribbled leatherjacket, scribbled leatherjacket filefish, scrolled filefish, and tobaccofish.
The scrawled filefish is circumtropical in distribution, ranging in the Western Atlantic from Nova Scotia, Canada and the northern Gulf of Mexico south to Brazil. In the Eastern Atlantic, it is found at St. Paul's Rocks, Cape Verde, and the Ascension Islands; São Tomé Island, and South Africa. This species is also found in the Pacific Ocean from southern Japan to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Easter Island all in the western Pacific while in the eastern Pacific, this fish resides from the Gulf of California south to Colombia.
Associated with lagoons and seaward reefs, the scrawled filefish may be found in subtropical waters at depths from 10-394 feet (3-120 m) but more typically seen at 10-66 feet (3-20 m). It is also sometimes observed swimming under floating objects with juveniles traveling with weed rafts in the open ocean until reaching a large size. Juvenile scrawled filefish often swim in a vertical, head-down position when associated with drifting vegetation to avoid being detected by potential predators. In addition to camouflage, filefish use spines for protection from predation. When threatened, the filefish will dive quickly into a crevice in the reef, wedging itself into the shelter by erecting the dorsal spine on its head. This large spine is locked into place by the smaller spine located behind it while another spine located on the belly extends to further securely wedging the fish in the crevice. This behavior is also used when the filefish rests on the reef at night.
It is an elongate, strongly compressed filefish. The upturned mouth is small and opens above center line and the snout is concave. The openings of the gills are oblique and the pelvic fin is absent. The caudal fin is long and rounded with a back edge that is often ragged.
Whether you choose to supply your own photos or not, the same care and attention to detail will be given in crafting and painting your mount. Unmatched attention to detail, high quality materials and only the best equipment in the hands of world-class artists using advanced techniques equals a finished product found nowhere else.