Acanthostracion polygonius, Honeycomb cowfish : fisheries, aquarium

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Acanthostracion polygonius Poey, 1876

Honeycomb cowfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes(Genere, Specie) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

> Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)
Etymology: Acanthostracion: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, ostrakon = shell (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Poey.

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

; marino associati a barriera corallina; distribuzione batimetrica 3 - 80 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical; 41°N - 34°S, 84°W - 34°W

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Western Atlantic: New Jersey, USA and Bermuda to Brazil, including the Caribbean and Antilles. Occurs in the Gulf of Mexico, off Florida, 25° 16'N, 83° 37'W (Ref.78464).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 36453); common length : 25.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 5217); peso massimo pubblicato: 152.40 g (Ref. 118626)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Bold pattern of hexagons outlined by narrow dark lines; centers and areas between hexagons pale (Ref. 26938). Purplish blue on sides and ventrally (Ref. 13442).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Occurs in clear water around coral reefs. Feeds on sponges, alcyonarians, tunicates, and shrimp. Uncommon and wary (Ref. 9710). Consumed fresh, generally roasted (Ref. 5217).

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

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Matsuura, Keiichi | Collaboratori

Smith-Vaniz, W.F., B.B. Collette and B.E. Luckhurst, 1999. Fishes of Bermuda: history, zoogeography, annotated checklist, and identification keys. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication No. 4. 424 p. (Ref. 35505)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 07 June 2011

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30303)





Human uses

Pesca: commerciale; Acquario: Commerciale
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.4 - 28, mean 25.9 °C (based on 318 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02818 (0.01692 - 0.04693), b=2.83 (2.68 - 2.98), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.0 se; based on diet studies.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Alto, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione meno di 15 mesi (Fec assumed to be > 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 38.6 [13.6, 84.1] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.661 [0.395, 1.326] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.3 [15.9, 20.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.0951 [, ] g/100g ; Selenium = 40.9 [18.7, 88.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 19.4 [4.8, 76.1] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.21 [0.75, 1.97] mg/100g (wet weight);