Paramonacanthus nematophorusis commonly referred to as filefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 750 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 5359 AphiaID: 220068 Scientific: Paramonacanthus nematophorus German: Feilenfisch English: Filefish Category: Filefishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Monacanthidae (Family) > Paramonacanthus (Genus) > nematophorus (Species) Initial determination: (Günther, ), 1870 Occurrence: , Djibouti , Sudan , Eritrea East Africa, Egypt, Indian Ocean, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tansania, the Seychelles, West Africa, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen, Zanzibar Sea depth: 1 - 45 Meter Size: up to 3.35" (8.5 cm) Temperature: 68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) Food: Algae, Clams, Crabs, Krill, Schrimps Tank: 164.98 gal (~ 750L) Difficulty: Not for beginners Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Data deficient (DD) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Paramonacanthus nematophorus, (Günther, 1870)
Paramonacanthus nematophorus belong to the Monacanthidae, a family of the Tetraodontiformes and live mainly in seaweeds or rocky grounds. We find theme in the western Indian Ocean from the Maldives, west to the coast of East Africa and the Red Sea, south to Tanzania and Zanzibar and the Seychelles in the west.
Paramonacanthus nematophorus has a small mouth and feeds on crabs, worms, small fish and algae. Due to its body coloration and pattern it ideally suited to its environment and thus escapes the gaze of its predators.
Monacanthus nematophorus Günther, 1870
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Monacanthidae (Family) > Paramonacanthus (Genus) > Paramonacanthus nematophorus (Species)
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