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Monacanthus ciliatus (Leather-fish; Fringed filefish; Fringed Fiiefish; Cuckold)

Synonyms: Balistes ciliatus; Monacanthus davidsonii; Monacanthus occidentalis; Monacanthus piraaca; Monocanthus ciliatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Monacanthus ciliatus, commonly known as the fringed filefish, the cuckold or the leather-fish, is a species of bony fish commonly found in shallow water in the western Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve 40530 United States  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  

Prey / Diet

Abylopsis tetragona[1]
Acartia lilljeborgi[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[1]
Aegires ortizi[1]
Alpheus armatus (brown snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus armillatus (banded snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus cristulifrons (dotted snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus floridanus (sand snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus formosus (striped snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus heterochaelis (bigclaw snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus normanni (green snapping shrimp)[1]
Alpheus peasei (orangetail snapping shrimp)[1]
Americardia guppyi (guppy strawberry cockle)[1]
Americardia media (atlantic strawberry cockle)[1]
Anadara notabilis (eared ark)[1]
Anodontia alba (buttercup lucine)[1]
Antillipecten antillarum (Antillean scallop)[1]
Aplysia parvula (pygmy seahare)[1]
Arca zebra (turkey wing)[1]
Arcopsis adamsi (adams ark)[1]
Asaphis deflorata (gaudy sanguin)[1]
Atagema browni[1]
Barbatia candida (white-beard ark)[1]
Barbatia domingensis (white miniature ark)[1]
Batea catharinensis[1]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Calliostoma javanicum (chocolate-line topsnail)[1]
Capitella capitata (Threadworm)[1]
Caribachlamys ornata (ornate scallop)[1]
Caribachlamys pellucens (knobby scallop)[1]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[1]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Ceratophyllidia papilligera[1]
Chama macerophylla (leafy jewelbox)[1]
Chama sarda (cherry jewelbox)[1]
Chione cancellata (cross-barred venus)[1]
Clathrolucina costata (costate lucine)[1]
Codakia orbicularis (tiger lucine)[1]
Coralliophila aberrans (globose coralsnail)[1]
Coralliophila caribaea (Caribbean coralsnail)[1]
Ctena orbiculata (dwarf tiger lucine)[1]
Cymatium femorale (angular triton)[1]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[1]
Dallocardia muricata (yellow pricklycockle)[1]
Dendrodoris krebsii (Kreb's doris)[1]
Dermomurex pauperculus (beggar aspella)[1]
Diodora dysoni (Dyson's keyhole limpet)[1]
Dioithona oculata[1]
Diphyes bojani[1]
Diplodonta caelata (pimpled diplodon)[1]
Diplodonta nucleiformis (nut-shaped diplodon)[1]
Ditrichocorycaeus amazonicus[1]
Ditrichocorycaeus americanus[1]
Eoacmaea pustulata (spotted limpet)[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eudoxoides spiralis[1]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Exogone dispar[1]
Farranula gracilis[2]
Felimida clenchi (harlequin blue doris)[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Fulvia laevigata[1]
Geitodoris pusae[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Gouldia cerina (waxy gouldclam)[1]
Grubeulepis westoni[1]
Hemipodia californiensis[1]
Hermodice carunculata (Fireworm)[1]
Hexabranchus morsomus[1]
Hippolyte pleuracanthus (false zostera shrimp)[1]
Hippolyte zostericola (zostera shrimp)[1]
Isognomon bicolor (bicolored purse-oyster)[1]
Isognomon radiatus (lister purse-oyster)[1]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Laeonereis culveri (Culver's sandworm)[1]
Laevichlamys multisquamata (many-ribbed scallop)[1]
Leiosolenus bisulcatus (mahogany datemussel)[1]
Lensia subtiloides[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[1]
Lima lima (spiny fileclam)[1]
Limaria pellucida (Antillean fileclam)[1]
Lirophora paphia[1]
Lithophaga teres (black datemussel)[1]
Lithopoma caelatum (carved starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tectum (West Indian starsnail)[1]
Lithopoma tuber (green starsnail)[1]
Lobatus costatus (milk conch)[1]
Lobatus gallus (roostertail conch)[1]
Lobatus gigas (pink or queen conch)[1]
Lucina pensylvanica (Pennsylvania lucine)[1]
Luria cinerea (atlantic gray cowrie)[1]
Macrocypraea zebra (measled cowrie)[1]
Mediomastus californiensis[1]
Microsetella rosea[1]
Modiolus americanus (American horsemussel)[1]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[1]
Monoplex macrodon (hairy triton)[1]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[1]
Mysia pellucida[1]
Naineris laevigata[1]
Naria spurca (Dirty Cowry)[1]
Nicidion mutilata[1]
Oikopleura dioica[1]
Oikopleura longicauda[1]
Oithona colcarva[1]
Oithona nana[1]
Oithona plumifera[1]
Oithona simplex[1]
Oncaea mediterranea[1]
Oncaea venusta[1]
Papyridea soleniformis (spiny papercockle)[1]
Paracalanus aculeatus[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Paracaprella tenuis[1]
Parvocalanus crassirostris[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Periclimenes americanus (American grass shrimp)[1]
Periclimenes longicaudatus (longtail grass shrimp)[1]
Periglypta listeri (princess venus)[1]
Phragmatopoma caudata[1]
Pinna carnea (amber penshell)[1]
Pista cristata[1]
Pitar fulminatus (lightning pitar)[1]
Platydoris angustipes (Common leather doris)[1]
Platynereis dumerilii (Dumeril's clam worm)[1]
Prionospio heterobranchia[1]
Sabellastarte magnifica (magnificent feather duster)[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[1]
Spirobranchus giganteus (Christmas tree worm)[1]
Stenopus hispidus (redbanded coral shrimp, 'opae-huna)[1]
Streblosoma hartmanae[1]
Stylocheilus longicauda (blue-ring seahare)[1]
Synalpheus brevicarpus (Short-clawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri (speckled snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus goodei[1]
Synalpheus longicarpus (Longclawed sponge shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus pandionis (turtlegrass snapping shrimp)[1]
Synalpheus townsendi (Townsend snapping shrimp)[1]
Syringodium filiforme (manatee grass)[1]
Tegula lividomaculata (West Indian tegula)[1]
Tellina radiata (sunrise tellin)[1]
Tellinella listeri (speckled tellin)[1]
Thalassia testudinum (turtlegrass)[3]
Trachycardium isocardia (even pricklycockle)[1]
Tucetona pectinata (comb bittersweet)[1]
Turbo castanea (chestnut turban)[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant-major)1
Acanthurus chirurgus (Doctorfish)1
Aluterus schoepfii (Tobaccofish)1
Archosargus rhomboidalis (Western Atlantic seabream)1
Atherinomorus stipes (Hardhead silversides)1
Balistes capriscus (Grey triggerfish)1
Caranx crysos (Yellow tail cavalli)1
Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle)1
Chromis multilineata (Yellow-edge chromis)1
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)1
Hemiramphus brasiliensis (Ballyhoo halfbeak)1
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Trunkfish)1
Mugil curema (White mullet)1
Parexocoetus brachypterus (Two-winged flying-fish)1
Prognichthys occidentalis (Bluntnose flyingfish)1
Scarus coelestinus (Midnight Parrotfish)1
Scarus guacamaia (Blue rainbow)1
Scarus taeniopterus (Blue chub)1
Scarus vetula (Blownose)1
Seriola rivoliana (Pacific amberjack)1
Sparisoma chrysopterum (Redtail parrotfish)1
Sparisoma radians (Sleep on grass)1
Sparisoma rubripinne (Yellowtail parrotfish)1
Sparisoma viride (Stoplight parrotfish)1
Stephanolepis hispidus (Triggerfish)1

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Cephalopholis fulva (Yellowfish)[1]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[1]
Fistularia tabacaria (Bluespotted Cornetfish)[1]
Haemulon album (Yellow grunt)[1]
Lutjanus analis (Virgin snapper)[1]
Mycteroperca microlepis (Velvet rockfish)[1]
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]
Scorpaena brasiliensis (Barbfish)[1]
Thunnus atlanticus (Deep-bodied tunny)[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
John G. Shedd Aquarium

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Canada; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Celestún Biosphere Reserve; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Laguna de Términos; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Panama; Patagonian Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Newfoundland (Canada), Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Argentina, including the Caribbean (Ref. 3790). Eastern Atlantic.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND DIETS OF FISHES ASSOCIATED WITH PELAGIC SARGASSUM AND OPEN-WATER HABITATS OFF NORTH CAROLINA, Tara L. Casazza, Thesis, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2008
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
4Size related variability in the summer diet of the blackfin tuna (Thunnus atlanticus Lesson, 1831) from Tobago, the Lesser Antilles, M. Headley, H. A. Oxenford, M. S. Peterson and P. Fanning, J. Appl. Ichthyol. 25 (2009), 669–675
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