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Unicorn leatherjacket
Aluterus monoceros.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
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Family:
Monacanthidae
Genus:
Aluterus
Species:
A. monoceros
Binomial name
Aluterus monoceros
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Aluterus monoceros range.png

The unicorn leatherjacket (Aluterus monoceros) is a filefish of the family Monacanthidae, found around the world in subtropical oceans between latitudes 43° N and 35° S, at depths down to 50 m. Its length is up to 76 cm.

Behavior

This species exhibits distinct pairing. Adults may form schools under weed rafts.

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