Oxymonacanthus longirostris, Harlequin filefish : aquarium

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Oxymonacanthus longirostris (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Harlequin filefish
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> Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Etymology: Oxymonacanthus: Greek, oxys = sharp + Greek, monos = one + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335).  More on authors: Bloch & Schneider.

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

; marino associati a barriera corallina; non migratori; distribuzione batimetrica 1 - 35 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical; 30°N - 24°S, 114°E - 171°E

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa south to Maputo, Mozambique (Ref. 4421) and east to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Tonga. Replaced by Oxymonacanthus halli in the Red Sea.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 2; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 31-35; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 29 - 32. Ventral rudiment absent; bristles on caudal peduncle of males longer than others on body (Ref. 37816).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs from 0.5 to at least 30 m. Found in pairs or small groups and nests near bases of dead corals, often on clumps of algae. Monogamous (Ref. 52884, 48637). Feeds exclusively on Acropora polyps. Feeding takes place throughout the day becoming less towards the evening (Ref. 46144).

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

Aggression is used commonly in courtship. Spawning commences when after swimming together in different tufts, the female concentrates on just one and begins to thrust repeatedly and pause. The male follows suit nuzzling the female. The female then drops into the algae and spawns, while the male releases the sperm beside her. The pair then swims back to their territory (Ref. 46144). Monogamous mating is observed as both facultative and social (Ref. 52884).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Hutchins, Barry | Collaboratori

Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. (Ref. 1602)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Vulnerabile, vedi Lista Rossa IUCN (VU) (A3c); Date assessed: 05 July 2015

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Pesca: di nessun interesse; Acquario: Commerciale
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 2439 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02138 (0.01034 - 0.04421), b=2.92 (2.74 - 3.10), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.6 se; based on diet studies.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Medio, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 1.4 - 4.4 anni (Fec = 200).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 106 [36, 245] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.807 [0.471, 1.700] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.5 [16.2, 20.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.133 [0.061, 0.274] g/100g ; Selenium = 26.3 [12.6, 61.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 77.8 [23.5, 259.6] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.52 [0.87, 2.49] mg/100g (wet weight);