Meuschenia flavolineata Hutchins, 1977
Yellow-striped leatherjacket
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 15 - 50 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from southern Western Australia to New South Wales and Tasmania.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 33-37; Anal soft rays: 31-35; Vertebrae: 20-20. Diagnosis: First dorsal spine originating over centre or anterior half of eye, armed with small barbs. Two pairs of spines on caudal peduncle. The skin moderately coarse. Color of adults blackish brown with a yellow-orange patch on caudal peduncle, continued along middle of side as a yellow stripe; caudal fin entirely black or yellow coloration of caudal peduncle continued onto anterior half of fin (Ref. 35708).
Biology:  Found on rocky reefs (Ref. 9563). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 July 2017 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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