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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Paramonacanthus

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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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