Unicorn leatherjacket

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Unicorn leatherjacket
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae
Genus: Aluterus
Species: A. monoceros
Binomial name
Aluterus monoceros
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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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.


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


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