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Acanthostracion polygonius Poey, 1876

Honeycomb cowfish
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> Tetraodontiformes (Puffers and filefishes) > Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)
Etymology: Acanthostracion: Greek, akantha = thorn + Greek, ostrakon = shell (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Poey.

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

; marien rifbewoner; diepteverspreiding 3 - 80 m (Ref. 9710), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C - ; 41°N - 34°S, 84°W - 34°W

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Western Atlantic: New Jersey, USA and Bermuda to Brazil, including the Caribbean and Antilles. Occurs in the Gulf of Mexico, off Florida, 25° 16'N, 83° 37'W (Ref.78464).

Size / Gewicht / Leeftijd

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm TL mannelijk/geslacht niet bekend; (Ref. 36453); common length : 25.0 cm TL mannelijk/geslacht niet bekend; (Ref. 5217); Maximaal gepubliceerd gewicht: 152.40 g (Ref. 118626)

Korte beschrijving Morfologie | Morfometrie

Bold pattern of hexagons outlined by narrow dark lines; centers and areas between hexagons pale (Ref. 26938). Purplish blue on sides and ventrally (Ref. 13442).

Biologie     Verklarende woordenlijst (b.v. epibenthic)

Occurs in clear water around coral reefs. Feeds on sponges, alcyonarians, tunicates, and shrimp. Uncommon and wary (Ref. 9710). Consumed fresh, generally roasted (Ref. 5217).

Life cycle and mating behavior Geslachtsrijpheid | Voortplanting | Kuitschieten | Eieren | Fecundity | Larven

Voornaamste referentie Upload your references | Referenties | Coördinator : Matsuura, Keiichi | Medewerkers

Smith-Vaniz, W.F., B.B. Collette and B.E. Luckhurst, 1999. Fishes of Bermuda: history, zoogeography, annotated checklist, and identification keys. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication No. 4. 424 p. (Ref. 35505)

Status op de Rode Lijst van het IUCN (Ref. 124695)

  Niet bedreigd (LC) ; Date assessed: 07 June 2011

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Gevaarlijk voor mensen

  Reports of ciguatera poisoning (Ref. 30303)





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.4 - 28, mean 25.9 °C (based on 318 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02818 (0.01677 - 0.04736), b=2.83 (2.68 - 2.98), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.0 se; based on diet studies.
Weerstandsvermogen (Ref. 120179):  Hoog, minimale populatieverdubbelingstijd minder dan 15 maanden (Fec assumed to be > 10,000).
Kwetsbaarheid (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Prijsklasse (Ref. 80766):   High.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 38.6 [13.6, 84.1] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.661 [0.395, 1.326] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.3 [15.9, 20.6] % ; Omega3 = 0.0951 [, ] g/100g ; Selenium = 40.9 [18.7, 88.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 19.4 [4.8, 76.1] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.21 [0.75, 1.97] mg/100g (wet weight);