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Cantherhines macrocerus

Cantherhines macrocerusis commonly referred to as American whitespotted filefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 5000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
3239 
AphiaID:
276250 
Scientific:
Cantherhines macrocerus 
German:
Weißflecken-Feilenfisch 
English:
American Whitespotted Filefish 
Category:
Filfisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Monacanthidae (Family) > Cantherhines (Genus) > macrocerus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Hollard, ), 1853 
Sea depth:
2 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 40cm 
Temperature:
18°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 5000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2010-06-26 05:57:48 

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(Hollard, 1853)

Cantherhines macrocerus, also called White-spotted filefish can be found in the tropical waters of the western Atlantic and Caribbean, mostly in pairs in outer reef, less often in lagoons or river deltas.

Like all file fish, he has a "diamond-shaped“ body, his color varies greatly and is different from fish to fish, the basic color is usually yellow-green to light gray with numerous white spots all over. Adult females are usually predominantly blue colored whit less white spots, the older they get the more they lose their spotted pattern.

The White-spotted filefish feeds mainly on sponges and algae, but unfortunately there are coral polyps and other small invertebrates also on its menu. Feeding on Palythoa caribaeorum.

Synonyms:
Cantherhines macroceros (Hollard, 1853)
Cantherines macrocerus (Hollard, 1853)
Monacanthus macrocerus Hollard, 1853

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Monacanthidae (Family) > Cantherhines (Genus) > Cantherhines macrocerus (Species)


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External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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