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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:
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Created: 2014-07-24 08:27:19
Last edit: 2020-04-25 21:24:07
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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