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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Thamnaconus

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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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