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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Meuschenia

(See list of species below)



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8 species (see list below)

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Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Meuschenia australis (Donovan, 1824)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Meuschenia australis
[Southern leatherjacket]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Meuschenia flavolineata Hutchins, 1977

Photo by CSIRO
 
Meuschenia flavolineata
[Yellow-striped leatherjacket]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Meuschenia freycineti (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meuschenia freycineti
[Six-spined leatherjacket]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Meuschenia galii (Waite, 1905)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Meuschenia galii
[Blue-lined leatherjacket]

Photo by Maddern, M.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Meuschenia hippocrepis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Maddern, M.
 
Meuschenia hippocrepis
[Horse-shoe leatherjacket]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Meuschenia scaber (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Meuschenia scaber
[Velvet leatherjacket]

Photo by Banks, I.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Meuschenia trachylepis (Günther, 1870)

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Meuschenia trachylepis
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL

 
Meuschenia venusta
[Stars and stripes leatherjacket]
8 Species of Family Monacanthidae with Genus Meuschenia
(Filefishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1824 Meuschenia australis Southern leatherjacket Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL
1977 Meuschenia flavolineata Yellow-striped leatherjacket Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL
1824 Meuschenia freycineti Six-spined leatherjacket Eastern Indian Ocean 60 TL
1905 Meuschenia galii Blue-lined leatherjacket Eastern Indian Ocean 34 TL
1824 Meuschenia hippocrepis Horse-shoe leatherjacket Eastern Indian Ocean 51 TL
1801 Meuschenia scaber Velvet leatherjacket Indo-West Pacific 31 TL
1870 Meuschenia trachylepis Southwest Pacific 40 TL
1977 Meuschenia venusta Stars and stripes leatherjacket Indo-West Pacific 21 TL



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