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Orange Spotted Filefish

Oxymonacanthus longirostris
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Conservation status :

Not evaluated

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  • Group
    Actinopterygii
    Vertebrates
  • Size
    10 centimetres
  • Distribution area

    This fish can be found in the tropical Indo-Pacific region, from East Africa to Polynesia.

Behind
this character

The orange spotted filefish live as a couple or in small groups at the bases of coral reefs or in lagoons 1 to 30 m deep. They are most abundant where acropora coral grow, because their diet is made up essentially of the living portions of that species. During reproduction, the female lays eggs on a site prepared by the male.

« This small fish belongs to the filefish family, which owes its name to the scales with little protrusions that give its skin a sandpaper-like texture. »

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