- Often recorded singly.
- Adults crush the shells of barnacles and urchins with their strong beaks to feed on.
- Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed to feed on planktons.
- Body with black spotted mosaic-liked pattern on a white background.
- Spots are smaller in adult females compared to that of juveniles and absent in adult males.
- Snout white in large adult males.
- Teeth united to form a powerful beak.
Common Name: Spotted butterfish, Spotted knifejaw
Family Common Name: Knifejaws
Scientific Name: Oplegnathus punctatus ___(Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
Maximum Length: 86 cm (Total Length)