Paramonacanthus cryptodon (Bleeker, 1855)
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Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Thailand to Sulawesi, north to the Philippines. The record from the Marshall Islands is based on two small specimens may represent either an allopatric form of Paramonacanthus japonicus or an undescribed species (Ref. 33065, Hutchins pers. comm. 12/08/03).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-26; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 26-26
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.08.03

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