This is a general hint!
Canthidermis maculata has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Canthidermis maculata in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Canthidermis maculata. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
Circumglobal. But not in Mediterranean.
Western Pacific: north to Hokkaido, Japan and east to French Polynesia. Eastern Pacific: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to Huacho, Peru, and including the Galapagos Islands.
Western Atlantic: North Carolina, USA and Bermuda to South America.
Eastern Atlantic: Cape Verde and west coast of Africa.
Western Indian Ocean: South Africa and Reunion.
Found in shallow coastal and offshore waters. Epipelagic nearly all throughout life, often associated with drifting objects.
May occur on deep rocky slopes.
Appear to school in large numbers based on catches from set nets.
Oviparous. Marketed fresh.