Teleostei (teleosts) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Monacanthidae
Etymology: Acreichthys: Greek, akre, -as = terminal, topmost + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 12 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia to Papua New Guinea, north to southern Japan.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 2 - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)
Found among soft corals (Ref. 9710, 48637). Extremely well camouflaged when among the corals. Observed picking on the coral polyps and the coral tissue may be an important part of their diet (Ref. 48637).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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