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Cantherhines macrocerus

(American whitespotted filefish)

Overview

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Family : Filefishes ; Inhabits coral reefs or rocky bottoms [1]. Found among gorgonians . Occurs in pairs[2]. Feeds mainly on sponges, gorgonians, and algae[3] but also eats hydroids and stinging coral[4].

Common Names

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Common Names in Creole, Portuguese:

Cabra, Cabrinha

Common Names in Creoles and Pidgins, French:

Cabra, Cabrinha

Common Names in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese:

Cabra, Cabrinha

Common Names in English:

American whitespotted filefish, chivo, Whitespoted Filefish, whitespotted filefish

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

白点前孔鲀, 白點前孔魨

Common Names in Portuguese:

Cabra, Cabrinha, Peixe-porco, Porco-pintado

Common Names in Spanish:

Cach, Cachúa lija, chivo, Lija de lunares blancos

Description

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Habitat

May be found at depths of 3 to 25 meters. Usually found at depths of 3 to 20 meters.

Biome: Marine .

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Cantherhines macrocerosCantherhines macroceros (Hollard • Cantherhines macroceros (Hollard, 1853) • Cantherhines macrocerusCantherhines macrocerus (Hollard in Guichenot, 1853) • Cantherines macrocerusCantherines macrocerus (Hollard • Cantherines macrocerus (Hollard, 1853) • Cantherines macrocerus (Hollard, 1854) • Monacanthus macrocerusMonacanthus macrocerus Hollard • Monacanthus macrocerus Hollard, 1853

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Year from Eschmeyer[5].

Last scrutiny: Data last modified by FishBase 06-Dec-1999

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Cantherhines

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 9 species and subspecies in this genus:

C. dumerili (Yelloweye Leatherjacket) · C. dumerilii (American Whitespotted Filefish) · C. fronticinctus (Specktacled Filefish) · C. macrocerus (American Whitespotted Filefish) · C. pardalis (Honeycomb Leatherjacket) · C. pullus (Orange-Spotted Filefish) · C. sandwichiensis (Many-Lined Leatherjacket) · C. trachylepis (Yellowfinned Leatherjacket) · C. verecundus (Roundtail Filefish)

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Further Reading

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Notes

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Contributors

Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 04, 2008:

Identifiers

Footnotes

  1. Cervigón, F., R. Cipriani, W. Fischer, L. Garibaldi, M. Hendrickx, A.J. Lemus, R. Márquez, J.M. Poutiers, G. Robaina and B. Rodriguez (1992). Fichas FAO de identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca. Guía de campo de las especies comerciales ma ... [back]
  2. Böhlke, J.E. and C.C.G. Chaplin (1993). Fishes of the Bahamas and adjacent tropical waters. 2nd edition. University of Texas Press, Austin. [back]
  3. Lieske, E. and R. Myers (1994). Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. [back]
  4. Randall, J.E. (1996). Caribbean reef fishes. Third Edition - revised and enlarged. T.F.H. Publications, Inc. Ltd., Hong Kong. 3nd ed. 368 p. [back]
  5. Eschmeyer, W.N. (1997). PISCES. Eschmeyer's PISCES database as published on the Internet in June 1997, URL: gopher://gopher.calacademy.org:640/7. [back]

Curator for this page: Barry Hutchins. Date last reviewed: 1899-12-30

Last Revised: 2014-05-07