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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:
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-07-24 08:27:19 

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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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  2. WoRMS

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