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Aluterus schoepfii Orange filefish

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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:
Ghana, Barbados, Benin, Suriname, Gambia, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bermuda, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada , Columbia, Congo, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East-Atlantic Ocean, Equatorial Guinea, French Guiana, Gabon, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, Mauritania, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Bahamas, The Gulf of Guinea, the Ivory Coast, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
3 - 900 Meter 
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:
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:
2020-04-25 21:24:07 

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Orange filefish

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
More Infos under the Link to Fishbase.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Monacanthidae (Family) > Aluterus (Genus)

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