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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Aluterus

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Aluterus heudelotii Hollard, 1855

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Aluterus heudelotii
[Dotterel filefish]



Circumtropical. Western
Max. Length 76.2 cm TL
Aluterus monoceros (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Aluterus monoceros
[Unicorn leatherjacket filefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Aluterus schoepfii (Walbaum, 1792)

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Aluterus schoepfii
[Orange filefish]



Circumtropical. Western
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Aluterus scriptus (Osbeck, 1765)

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Aluterus scriptus
[Scribbled leatherjacket filefish]



4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aluterus heudelotii Dotterel filefish Western Atlantic 45 TL 1855
Aluterus monoceros Unicorn leatherjacket filefish Circumtropical. Western 76.2 TL 1758
Aluterus schoepfii Orange filefish Western Atlantic 61 TL 1792
Aluterus scriptus Scribbled leatherjacket filefish Circumtropical. Western 110 TL 1765



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