Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Tetraodontiformes > Monacanthidae > Aluterus > Aluterus scriptus

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)

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

Aluterus scriptus (known also as scrawled filefish, broomtail filefish, or scribbled leatherjacket) is a marine fish belonging to the family Monacanthidae.
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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;

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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.
2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
3Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
4Food-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)
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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