Taxon profile


Broom-tail File
Aluterus scriptus (Osbeck, 1765)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Tetraodontiformes »  family Monacanthidae - filefishes »  genus Aluterus

Scientific synonyms

Aleuteus scriptus (Osbeck, 1765)
Alutera armata Garman, 1903
Alutera picturata Poey, 1863
Alutera scripta (Osbeck, 1765)
Aluteres pareva Lesson, 1831
Aluteres personatus Lesson, 1831
Aluteres scripta (Osbeck, 1765)
Aluterus renosus Hollard, 1855
Aluterus scripta (Osbeck, 1765)
Aluterus venosus Hollard, 1855

Other names

= Filefish
= Scrawled Filefish
= Scribbled Leatherjacket
= Scribled Leatherjacket
= Tobaccofish
= Unicornfish

Least Concern


[There are yet no texts for this record.]

Intertaxon relationships

predator: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [4275]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/735]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Aluterus scriptus (Osbeck, 1765)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010

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