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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Thamnaconus

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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 19.3 cm SL
Thamnaconus analis (Waite, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thamnaconus analis
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Thamnaconus arenaceus (Barnard, 1927)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Thamnaconus arenaceus
[Sandy filefish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Thamnaconus degeni (Regan, 1903)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Thamnaconus degeni
[Degen's leatherjacket]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Thamnaconus fajardoi Smith, 1953

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Thamnaconus fajardoi
[Spotted filefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.3 cm SL

 
Thamnaconus fijiensis
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17.8 cm SL
Thamnaconus hypargyreus (Cope, 1871)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Thamnaconus hypargyreus
[Lesser-spotted leatherjacket]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Thamnaconus melanoproctes (Boulenger, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thamnaconus melanoproctes
[Blackvent filefish]



Indo-West Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Thamnaconus modestoides (Barnard, 1927)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thamnaconus modestoides
[Modest filefish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Thamnaconus modestus (Günther, 1877)

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Thamnaconus modestus
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Thamnaconus multilineatus (Tanaka, 1918)

Photo by Photo by Fisheries Research Institute, Taiwan
 
Thamnaconus multilineatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm NG

 
Thamnaconus paschalis
[Easter filefish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Thamnaconus septentrionalis (Günther, 1874)

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Thamnaconus septentrionalis
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Thamnaconus striatus (Kotthaus, 1979)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Thamnaconus striatus
[Many-lined leatherjacket]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Thamnaconus tessellatus (Günther, 1880)

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Thamnaconus tessellatus
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14 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Thamnaconus analis Southwest Pacific 19.3 SL 1904
Thamnaconus arenaceus Sandy filefish Western Indian Ocean 23 TL 1927
Thamnaconus degeni Degen's leatherjacket Eastern Indian Ocean 28 TL 1903
Thamnaconus fajardoi Spotted filefish Western Indian Ocean 22 TL 1953
Thamnaconus fijiensis Western Pacific 15.3 SL 1984
Thamnaconus hypargyreus Lesser-spotted leatherjacket Indo-West Pacific 17.8 SL 1871
Thamnaconus melanoproctes Blackvent filefish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1889
Thamnaconus modestoides Modest filefish Indo-West Pacific and Sou 32 TL 1927
Thamnaconus modestus Northwest Pacific 36 TL 1877
Thamnaconus multilineatus Indo-West Pacific 26 SL 1918
Thamnaconus paschalis Easter filefish Southeast Pacific 30 NG 1913
Thamnaconus septentrionalis Indo-Pacific 23 SL 1874
Thamnaconus striatus Many-lined leatherjacket Indo-West Pacific 21 TL 1979
Thamnaconus tessellatus Western Pacific 22 SL 1880



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