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Aluterus heudelotii Hollard, 1855
DOTTEREL FILEFISH
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Aluterus heudelotii Hollard , 1855

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Etymology: Aluterus: Name from Greek meaning not free or detached, referring to the pelvis that does not form a spiny project (as it does in triggerfish) (R. Chandler, pers. Comm. 10/2014). .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 3 - 2000 m (Ref. 58018 ), usually 10 - 100 m (Ref. 3592 ).   Tropical; 43°N - 29°S, 98°W - 15°E

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Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA), Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Cape Blanco (north of Mauritania) to Mossamèdès, Angola (Ref. 3592 ).

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3592 ); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26999 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 36-41; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 39 - 44. The rudimentary pelvic spine disappears in specimen larger than 13.5 cm SL (Ref. 36453 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Distinct pairing (Ref. 205 ).

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Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray , 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 10 September 2014

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 19.2 - 27.9, mean 24.8 (based on 816 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02089 (0.01024 - 0.04263), b=2.93 (2.76 - 3.10), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .

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