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Aluterus monoceros Batfish, Filefish, Leatherjacket, Rough Leatherjacket, Triggerfish, Trigger Fish Durgon, Unicorn Fiiefish, Unicornfilefish, Unicorn Leatherjacket, Unicorn Leather Jacket, Unicorn Leatherjacket Filefish, Yellow-finned Leatherjacket


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lexID:
5148 
AphiaID:
127407 
Scientific:
Aluterus monoceros 
German:
Einhorn-Feilenfisch 
English:
Batfish, Filefish, Leatherjacket, Rough Leatherjacket, Triggerfish, Trigger Fish Durgon, Unicorn Fiiefish, Unicornfilefish, Unicorn Leatherjacket, Unicorn Leather Jacket, Unicorn Leatherjacket Filefish, Yellow-finned Leatherjacket 
Category:
Filefishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Monacanthidae (Family) > Aluterus (Genus) > monoceros (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Suriname, El Salvador, Argentina, Ascencion, St. Helena & Tristan da Cunha, Australia, Belize, Chile, China, Circumtropic, Columbia, Corea, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East-Atlantic Ocean, Easter Island (Rapa Nui), Eastern Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Lord Howe Island, Malaysia, Mexico (East Pacific), Mozambique, Myanmar, New Zealand, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Réunion , Somalia, South America, South-Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam, West Africa, West-Atlantic Ocean, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 80 Meter 
Size:
15.75" - 29.92" (40cm - 76cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 86 °F (22°C - 30°C) 
Food:
Algae, Aquatic plant, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Crabs, Detritus, Edible crab, Invertebrates, Schrimps, Sea weed, Zoobenthos 
Tank:
2199.78 gal (~ 10000L) 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-07-21 09:41:24 

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(Linnaeus, 1758)

Special thanks for the foto to Johnny Jensen, Danmark.

Synonyms:
Aluetera monocerus (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
Alutarius amphacanthoides Bleeker, 1851 (misspelling)
Alutarius macracanthus Bleeker, 1851 (misspelling)
Alutera cinerea Temminck & Schlegel, 1850
Alutera guntheriana Poey, 1863
Alutera monocera (Linnaeus, 1758)
Alutera monoceros (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
Aluteres berardi Lesson, 1831
Aluterus anginosus Hollard, 1855
Balistes monoceros Linnaeus, 1758
Balistes serraticornis Fréminville, 1813
Monacanthus anginosus Hollard, 1853

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