WoRMS taxon details

Aluterus scriptus (Osbeck, 1765)

159491  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:159491)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Occurs in lagoons and on seaward reefs. Solitary, often in open water (Ref. 9710). Feeds on algae, seagrasses, hydrozoans,...  
Description Occurs in lagoons and on seaward reefs. Solitary, often in open water (Ref. 9710). Feeds on algae, seagrasses, hydrozoans, gorgonians, colonial anemones, and tunicates. Juveniles and occasionallly adults are seen under floating objects (Ref. 1602). Generally common (Ref. 9710). [details]

Distribution circumtropical; Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil   
Distribution circumtropical; Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Aluterus scriptus (Osbeck, 1765). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=159491 on 2018-12-18
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2005-05-30 07:43:33Z
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
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original description  (ofBalistes laevis Bloch, 1795) Bloch, M. E. (1795). Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische. <em>Berlin.</em> v. 9. i-ii + 1-192, Pls. 397-429. [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. <em>AFCD.</em> , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   

basis of record Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. <em>Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Occurs in lagoons and on seaward reefs. Solitary, often in open water (Ref. 9710). Feeds on algae, seagrasses, hydrozoans, gorgonians, colonial anemones, and tunicates. Juveniles and occasionallly adults are seen under floating objects (Ref. 1602). Generally common (Ref. 9710). [details]

Diet Feeds on algae, seagrass, hydrozoans, gorgonians, colonial anemones, and tunicates.  [details]

Distribution circumtropical; Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil  [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Habitat Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Importance Social- Commercial, aquarium fish [details]
 

LanguageName 
English scrawled filefish  [details]
Japanese ソウシハギ  [details]
Spanish lija trompa  [details]