Cantherhines verecundus is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and the Midway Atoll and is not common
It is a shy species and uncommon among rubble or ledges exposed to current at deeper scuba depths where it feeds upon encrusting invertebrates.
Colour: Gray-brown, eyes with orange iris, capable of displaying blotches or stripes at will.
Lenght: The filefish attains 6 inches.
Related to Cantherhines fronticinctus of the Indo-Pacific.
Diet: Crustaceans, tunicates, bryozoans and foraminiferans
The filesfish is captured using rotenone poison.
Synonym: Cantherines verecundus Jordan, 1925