Dotterel filefish, Leatherjacket
Aluterus heudelotiiis commonly referred to as Dotterel filefish, Leatherjacket. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 8957 AphiaID: 159489 Scientific: Aluterus heudelotii German: Feilenfisch English: Dotterel Filefish, Leatherjacket Category: Filefishes Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Monacanthidae (Family) > Aluterus (Genus) > heudelotii (Species) Initial determination: Hollard, 1855 Occurrence: , Gambia , Ghana , Suriname , Benin Sint Eustatius and Saba, Angola, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Columbia, Congo, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Liberia, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Panama, São Tomé e Principé, Senegal, Sierra Leone, The Bahamas, the Cape Verde Archipelago, The Gulf of Guinea, the Ivory Coast, the Netherlands Antilles, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela Sea depth: 3 - 2000 Meter Size: 11.81" - 17.72" (30cm - 45cm) Temperature: 44.6 °F - 82.4 °F (7°C - 28°C) Food: Algae, Aquatic plant, Sea weed Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 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: 2015-11-15 12:03:25
Last edit: 2020-04-25 21:17:23
Very special thanks for the first photo of Aluterus heudelotii to Kevin Bryant. Kevin has taken this photo at Florida and and he added the following funny post under his photo:
"Ross Robertson will kick my ass if I ever fail to include a tail in a shot, again."
Dr. Ross Robertson also supports reeflex.net.
The Dotterel filefish feed on algea, seaweeds, seagrasses and other aquatic plants.
Alutera ventralis Longley, 1935
Aluteres blankerti Metzelaar, 1919
Aluteres fuscus (Fischer, 1885)
Aluterus blankerti Metzelaar, 1919
Monacanthus fuscus Fischer, 1885
Monacanthus heudelotii (Hollard, 1855)
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Monacanthidae (Family) > Aluterus (Genus) > Aluterus heudelotii (Species)
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