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Acanthurus monroviae Steindachner, 1876

Monrovia doctorfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Acanthuridae (Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes) > Acanthurinae
Etymology: Acanthurus: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Steindachner.

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

; marino; salmastro demersale; distribuzione batimetrica 5 - 200 m (Ref. 7345), usually 5 - 40 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 20°C - 25°C (Ref. 27115); 31°N - 15°S, 27°W - 14°E

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Eastern Atlantic: from the coasts of Morocco to Angola (Ref. 3149); including Cape Verde archipelagos and the Canaries. Also recorded from southern Spain, Tunisia, Algeria, Israel and Greece (Ref. 112505).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 3148); common length : 38.0 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 3148)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 9; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 24-26; Spine anali 6; Raggi anali molli: 24 - 26. Caudal peduncle spine surrounded by a bright orange-yellow spot.

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Coastal species found in the mouth of rivers and lagoons (Ref. 7345). Found on rocky and coral bottoms (Ref. 2683). Feeds on zooplankton, phytoplankton and detritus (Ref. 28587). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 27115.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Randall, John E. | Collaboratori

Desoutter, M., 1990. Acanthuridae. p. 962-964. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 7345)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 04 May 2010

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesca: scarso interesse commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
FAO(Publication : search) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.9 - 28, mean 26.5 (based on 118 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02042 (0.01172 - 0.03557), b=2.96 (2.81 - 3.11), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.5   ±0.24 se; Based on food items.
Resilienza (Ref. 69278):  Medio, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 1.4 - 4.4 anni (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Medium.