Cantherhines pullusis commonly referred to as Orangespotted filefish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Mediamente facile. A aquarium size of at least 800 Liter is recommended. Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown.
Profile lexID: 4491 AphiaID: 159493 Scientific: Cantherhines pullus German: Schwanzfleckfeilenfisch English: Orangespotted Filefish Category: Pesci lima Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Tetraodontiformes (Order) > Monacanthidae (Family) > Cantherhines (Genus) > pullus (Species) Initial determination: (Ranzani, ), 1842 Sea depth: 3 - 50 Meter Size: 14 cm - 20 cm Temperature: 20°C - 26°C Tank: ~ 800 Liter Difficulty: Mediamente facile 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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Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA), Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to southeastern Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: São Tomé, Gulf of Guinea.
Found in shallow water and around coral and rocky reefs.
Feeds on bottom growth, primarily sponge and algae, but stomach often contain tunicates, bryozoans and other sessile benthic invertebrates.
The young are pelagic and highly important food items in the diet of large predaceous fishes such as tunas and billfishes.
Reports of ciguatera poisoning
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