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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Paramonacanthus

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Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Paramonacanthus arabicus
[Gulf filefish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Paramonacanthus choirocephalus (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paramonacanthus choirocephalus
[Pig faced leather jacket]
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Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Paramonacanthus cryptodon
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Paramonacanthus curtorhynchos (Bleeker, 1855)

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Paramonacanthus curtorhynchos
[Shortsnout filefish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Paramonacanthus frenatus (Peters, 1855)

Photo by Photo by A. Biju Kumar
 
Paramonacanthus frenatus
[Wedgetail filefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Paramonacanthus japonicus (Tilesius, 1809)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paramonacanthus japonicus
[Hairfinned leatherjacket]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL
Paramonacanthus lowei Hutchins, 1997

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Paramonacanthus lowei
[Lowe's leatherjacket]
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Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Paramonacanthus matsuurai
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Paramonacanthus nematophorus (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paramonacanthus nematophorus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Paramonacanthus nipponensis (Kamohara, 1939)

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Paramonacanthus nipponensis
[Japanese leatherjacket]
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Max. Length 7.8 cm

 
Paramonacanthus oblongus
[Hair-finned filefish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Paramonacanthus otisensis Whitley, 1931

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Paramonacanthus otisensis
[Dusky leatherjacket]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Paramonacanthus pusillus (Rüppell, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
 
Paramonacanthus pusillus
[Faintstripe filefish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Paramonacanthus sulcatus (Hollard, 1854)

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Paramonacanthus sulcatus
[Mudbank filefish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Paramonacanthus tricuspis (Hollard, 1854)

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Paramonacanthus tricuspis
[Estuary filefish]



15 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Paramonacanthus arabicus Gulf filefish Western Indian Ocean 6.7 SL 1997
Paramonacanthus choirocephalus Pig faced leather jacket Western Pacific 11 SL 1851
Paramonacanthus cryptodon Western Pacific 7 SL 1855
Paramonacanthus curtorhynchos Shortsnout filefish Eastern Indian Ocean and 11.3 SL 1855
Paramonacanthus frenatus Wedgetail filefish Western Indian Ocean 8.7 SL 1855
Paramonacanthus japonicus Hairfinned leatherjacket Indo-West Pacific 12 SL 1809
Paramonacanthus lowei Lowe's leatherjacket Southwest Pacific 13.9 SL 1997
Paramonacanthus matsuurai Northwest Pacific 10.6 SL 1997
Paramonacanthus nematophorus Western Indian Ocean 8.5 SL 1870
Paramonacanthus nipponensis Japanese leatherjacket Western Pacific 15 SL 1939
Paramonacanthus oblongus Hair-finned filefish Indo-Pacific. 7.8 1850
Paramonacanthus otisensis Dusky leatherjacket Southwest Pacific 11 SL 1931
Paramonacanthus pusillus Faintstripe filefish Indo-West Pacific 14.6 SL 1829
Paramonacanthus sulcatus Mudbank filefish Western Pacific 20 SL 1854
Paramonacanthus tricuspis Estuary filefish Indian Ocean 10 SL 1854



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