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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  

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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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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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