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Aluterus scriptus (unicornfish; Tobaccofish; Scribbled leatherjacket filefi; Scribbled leatherjacket; Scribbled leather jacket; Scribbled fish; Scribbled filefish; Scrawled tilefish; Scrawled leatherjacket; Scrawled filefish; Scrawled Fiiefish; Filefish; Broom-tail file; Scribbled leatherjacket filefish)

Synonyms: Aleuteus scriptus; Alutera armata; Alutera picturata; Alutera scripta; Aluteres pareva; Aluteres personatus; Aluteres scripta; Aluterus renosus; Aluterus scripta; Aluterus venosus; Balistes laevis; Balistes liturosus; Balistes ornatus; Balistes scripta; Balistes scriptus; Monacanthus scriptus; Osbeckia scripta
Language: Afrikaans; Carolinian; Cebuano; Creole, Portuguese; Danish; Davawenyo; Divehi; Fijian; French; German; Hawaiian; Italian; Japanese; Kiribati; Korean; Kumak; Mahl; Malay; Mandarin Chinese; Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug; Other; Polish; Portuguese; Samoan; Spanish; Surigaonon; Tagalog; Tahitian; Tongan; Visayan; Waray-waray

Wikipedia Abstract

The scrawled filefish, Aluterus scriptus, is a filefish of the family Monacanthidae. Its length is up to 1.1 m, and it is found on tropical reefs circumglobally to a depth of 120 m. \t\t \t\t\tAluterus scriptus 600. jpg \t\t\t \t\t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\tA scriptus. jpg \t\t\t Mature specimen at Honolulu Harbor \t\t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\tScribbled filefish2. jpg \t\t\t at Kona \t\t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\tAluterus scriptus 02 Pengo. jpg \t\t\t At Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Christmas Island National Park II 21698 Christmas Island, Australia
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Pulu Keeling National Park II 6469 Cocos (Keeling) Islands    
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Acanthophora spicifera[1]
Amphiroa fragilissima (Pointed needleweed)[1]
Aurelia aurita (moon jelly)[2]
Caulerpa sertularioides[1]
Chondrophycus papillosus[1]
Dictyosphaeria cavernosa (Green algae)[1]
Dictyota bartayresiana[1]
Dictyota divaricata[1]
Echinothrix diadema (Spiny urchin)[2]
Eunicea calyculata (warty eunicea)[1]
Halimeda monile[1]
Hypnea spinella[1]
Laurencia obtusa (Limu Ho`onunu)[1]
Millepora alcicornis (Fire coral)[1]
Pocillopora damicornis (Brush coral)[3]
Pocillopora elegans (Cauliflower coral)[3]
Pocillopora eydouxi (Coral)[3]
Ventricaria ventricosa (Green algae)[1]
Zoanthus pulchellus (Mat anemone)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant-major)3
Abudefduf taurus (Pilotfish)2
Acanthostracion quadricornis (Trunkfish)1
Acanthurus bahianus (Shitty trooper)1
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)2
Acanthurus coeruleus (Yellow doctorfish)3
Aethaloperca rogaa (Rockcod)1
Arothron hispidus (poison puffer)3
Arothron meleagris (Whitespotted pufferfish)3
Balistes vetula (Turbot)2
Balistoides viridescens (bluefin filefish)1
Cantherhines dumerilii (Barred filefish)3
Cantherhines macrocerus (Whitespotted filefish)2
Cantherhines pullus (Tobaccofish)1
Chaetodon aureofasciatus (goldstriped butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon baronessa (Baroness butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon citrinellus (Midas cichlid)1
Chaetodon humeralis (muneca)3
Chaetodon kleinii (Blacklip butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon plebeius (blueblotched butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon rainfordi (Northern butterflyfish)1
Chaetodon ulietensis (Doublesaddle butterflyfish)1
Diproctacanthus xanthurus (Yellow-tail wrasse)1
Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill)1
Holacanthus passer (whitestripe angelfish)3
Johnrandallia nigrirostris (Black-nosed butterflyfish)3
Kyphosus incisor (Yellow sea chub)1
Lactophrys trigonus (Trunkfish)1
Melichthys niger (Pigger)1
Ophioblennius atlanticus (Devilfish)2
Pomacanthus arcuatus (Pot cover)2
Pomacanthus paru (French angelfish)2
Pomacanthus zonipectus (Cortez angelfish)3
Scartella cristata (Molly miller)4
Scarus coelestinus (Midnight Parrotfish)3
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)2
Scarus perrico (perrico)3
Scarus rubroviolaceus (Redlipped parrot)3
Scarus vetula (Blownose)1
Sparisoma radians (Sleep on grass)1
Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish)1
Sparisoma viride (Stoplight parrotfish)1
Stegastes fuscus (dusky damselfish)3
Stegastes leucostictus (Yellow-belly)1
Stegastes variabilis (Yellow demoiselle)1

Predators

Bodianus diplotaenia (Pacific hogfish)[3]
Carcharhinus melanopterus (Shark)[2]
Cephalopholis panamensis (Panama graysby)[3]
Epinephelus labriformis (lateralband grouper)[3]
Gymnothorax castaneus (Panamic green moray)[3]
Gymnothorax dovii (Speckled moray)[3]
Lutjanus argentiventris (yellowtail snapper)[3]
Lutjanus novemfasciatus (black snapper)[3]
Lutjanus viridis (Blue-and-gold snapper)[3]
Novaculichthys taeniourus (clown wrasse)[3]
Thalassoma grammaticum (Sunset wrasse)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Alloplectognathotrema tsushimaense <Unverified Name>[4]
Benedenia hawaiiensis <Unverified Name>[4]
Dermadena spatiosa <Unverified Name>[4]
Diploproctodaeum haustrum[4]
Lepidapedon clavatum <Unverified Name>[4]
Neobenedenia melleni[4]
Prosorchiopsis aluterae <Unverified Name>[4]
Pseudodiscogasteroides aluteri <Unverified Name>[4]
Tetrochetus aluterae <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Rotterdam Zoo

Distribution

Agulhas Current; American Samoa; Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Ascension Island; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Brazil; Canada; Canary Current; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Chagos Islands; China; Christmas Island (Aust.); Circumtropical. Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil (Ref. 7251). Eastern Atlantic: St. Paul's Rocks (Ref. 13121), Cape Verde and Ascension Island (Ref. 3592); São Tomé Island (Ref. 34088); South Africa (Ref. 442; Circumtropical. Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil (Ref. 7251). Eastern Atlantic: St. Paul's Rocks (Ref. 13121), Cape Verde and Ascension Island (Ref. 3592); São Tomé Island (Ref. 34088); South Africa (Ref. 4421). Pacific Ocean: southern Japan to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia and Easter Island (Ref. 37816). In the eastern Pacific, from the Gulf of California to Colombia (Ref. 9318).; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Colombia; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Davao Gulf; Discovery Bay; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; Easter Island; Ecuador; El Salvador; Fiji Islands; Galapagos Islands; Great Barrier Reef; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guam; Guatemala; Gulf of Aden; Gulf of Aqaba; Gulf of Mexico; Gulf of Oman; Haiti; Hawaii (USA); Honduras; Hong Kong; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Insular Pacific-Hawaiian; Jamaica; Japan; Jordan; Kimbe Bay; Korea, Republic of; Kuroshio Current; Lingayen Gulf; Lutao Island; Madeira Islands; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Martinique; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Montserrat; Mozambique; New Caledonia; Nicaragua; Niue; North Australian Shelf; North Brazil Shelf; North Marianas; Ogasawara Islands; Oman; Pacific Central-American Coastal; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southeast; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Peru-Galapagos Waters; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Red Sea; Réunion; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Paul's Rocks; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Samoa; San Miguel Bay; Sao Tomé and Principe; Scotian Shelf; Seychelles; Shiliao River; Sierra Leone; Sogod Bay; Somalia; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southwest Australian Shelf; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Tonga; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Tsengwen River; Tuamoto Islands; Tubbataha Reefs; Turks and Caicos Is.; Twin Banks; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Vanuatu; Viet Nam; Virgin Islands (UK); West Central Australian Shelf; Yellow Sea; Yemen;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Group expert : Hutchins, B., 02-Oct-2012, FishBase in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967) 2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program 3Food-Web Structure and Dynamics of Eastern Tropical Pacific Coral Reefs: Panamá and Galápagos Islands, Peter W. Glynn, Food Webs and the Dynamics of Marine Reefs, eds. Tim R. McClanahan & George M. Branch, p. 185-208 (2008) 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011