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Aluterus schoepfii (c) by De Jong Marinelife
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lexID: 7390 AphiaID: 159490 Scientific: Aluterus schoepfii German: Feilenfisch English: Orange Filefish Category: Filefishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Monacanthidae (Family) > Aluterus (Genus) > schoepfii (Species) Initial determination: (Walbaum, ), 1792 Occurrence: Bermuda, Brazil, East-Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, West-Atlantic Ocean Size: 15.75" - 24.02" (40cm - 61cm) Temperature: 73.4 °F - 78.8 °F (23°C - 26°C) Food: Algae, Coral polyps = corallivorous, Food specialist, Hydrozoa polyps, Sea weed Tank: 769.92 gal (~ 3500L) Difficulty: Only for advanced aquarists Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2014-07-24 08:27:19
Last edit: 2014-07-24 08:27:19
Aluterus schoepfii, the orange filefish, is a species of fish in the Monacanthidae family.
Usually found over bottoms with seagrass, sand, or mud. Juveniles are associated with floating Sargassum.
Solitary or in pairs. Feeds on a variety of plants, including algae and seagrasses
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Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Monacanthidae (Family) > Aluterus (Genus)
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