Aluterus heudelotii Hollard, 1855
Dotterel filefish
Aluterus heudelotii
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  45 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 3 - 2000 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Massachusetts (USA), Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Cape Blanco (north of Mauritania) to Mossamèdès, Angola (Ref. 3592).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 36-41; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 39-44. The rudimentary pelvic spine disappears in specimen larger than 13.5 cm SL (Ref. 36453).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 September 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Ranges south to Santa Catarina (Ref. 36453). Also Ref. 7251.

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 02.05.91
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 22.07.08
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.09.94

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