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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Paramonacanthus

(See list of species below)



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16 species (see list below)

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Paramonacanthus arabicus
[Gulf filefish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Paramonacanthus choirocephalus
[Pig faced leather jacket]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Paramonacanthus cryptodon
[]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

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

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Paramonacanthus curtorhynchos
[Shortsnout filefish]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Paramonacanthus filicauda (Günther, 1880)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Paramonacanthus filicauda
[Threadfin leatherjacket]

Photo by A. Biju Kumar

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

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

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Paramonacanthus lowei
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Paramonacanthus matsuurai
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Paramonacanthus nipponensis
[Japanese leatherjacket]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 7.8 cm

 
Paramonacanthus oblongus
[Hair-finned filefish]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Paramonacanthus otisensis
[Dusky leatherjacket]

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.

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

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

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

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

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Paramonacanthus sulcatus
[Mudbank filefish]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Paramonacanthus tricuspis
[Estuary filefish]
16 Species of Family Monacanthidae with Genus Paramonacanthus
(Filefishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1997 Paramonacanthus arabicus Gulf filefish Western Indian Ocean 6.7 SL
1851 Paramonacanthus choirocephalus Pig faced leather jacket Western Pacific 11 SL
1855 Paramonacanthus cryptodon Western Pacific 7 SL
1855 Paramonacanthus curtorhynchos Shortsnout filefish Eastern Indian Ocean and 11.3 SL
1880 Paramonacanthus filicauda Threadfin leatherjacket Western Central Pacific 22 TL
1855 Paramonacanthus frenatus Wedgetail filefish Western Indian Ocean 8.7 SL
1809 Paramonacanthus japonicus Hairfinned leatherjacket Indo-West Pacific 12 SL
1997 Paramonacanthus lowei Southwest Pacific 13.9 SL
1997 Paramonacanthus matsuurai Northwest Pacific 10.6 SL
1870 Paramonacanthus nematophorus Western Indian Ocean 8.5 SL
1939 Paramonacanthus nipponensis Japanese leatherjacket Western Pacific 15 SL
1850 Paramonacanthus oblongus Hair-finned filefish Indo-Pacific. 7.8
1931 Paramonacanthus otisensis Dusky leatherjacket Southwest Pacific 11 SL
1829 Paramonacanthus pusillus Faintstripe filefish Indo-West Pacific 14.6 SL
1854 Paramonacanthus sulcatus Mudbank filefish Western Pacific 20 SL
1854 Paramonacanthus tricuspis Estuary filefish Indian Ocean 10 SL



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