Brachaluteres ulvarum Jordan & Fowler, 1902
Japanese inflator filefish
Brachaluteres ulvarum
photo by Petrinos, C.

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  7.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 25 - 30 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Biology:  Inhabits bottoms with green seaweed (Ref. 9137). Secretive on deep coastal slopes, usually among soft corals (Ref. 48637). Feeds on algae and crabs (Ref. 9137). Capable of inflating its body like puffers (Ref. 9710, 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 July 2017 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 05.07.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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