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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Cantherhines

(See list of species below)



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Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Cantherhines cerinus Randall, 2011

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Cantherhines cerinus
[Waxy filefish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Cantherhines dumerilii (Hollard, 1854)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Cantherhines dumerilii
[Whitespotted filefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Cantherhines fronticinctus (Günther, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cantherhines fronticinctus
[Spectacled filefish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL
Cantherhines longicaudus Hutchins & Randall, 1982

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cantherhines longicaudus
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Cantherhines macrocerus (Hollard, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Cantherhines macrocerus
[American whitespotted filefish]



Indo-Pacific (Ref. 88148)

Cantherhines nukuhiva Randall, 2011

Photo by Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Cantherhines nukuhiva
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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Cantherhines pardalis (Rüppell, 1837)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cantherhines pardalis
[Honeycomb filefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Cantherhines pullus (Ranzani, 1842)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Cantherhines pullus
[Orangespotted filefish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm NG
Cantherhines rapanui (de Buen, 1963)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cantherhines rapanui
[Rapanui filefish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 19.3 cm TL
Cantherhines sandwichiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cantherhines sandwichiensis
[Sandwich isle file]
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Max. Length 13.4 cm SL

 
Cantherhines tiki
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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm TL
Cantherhines verecundus Jordan, 1925

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cantherhines verecundus
[Shy filefish]



12 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cantherhines cerinus Waxy filefish Western Pacific 12 TL 2011
Cantherhines dumerilii Whitespotted filefish Indo-Pacific 38 TL 1854
Cantherhines fronticinctus Spectacled filefish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1867
Cantherhines longicaudus Eastern Central Pacific 13.2 SL 1982
Cantherhines macrocerus American whitespotted filefish Western Atlantic 46 TL 1853
Cantherhines nukuhiva Indo-Pacific (Ref. 88148) 2011
Cantherhines pardalis Honeycomb filefish Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1837
Cantherhines pullus Orangespotted filefish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1842
Cantherhines rapanui Rapanui filefish Southeast Pacific 20 NG 1963
Cantherhines sandwichiensis Sandwich isle file Eastern Central Pacific 19.3 TL 1824
Cantherhines tiki Southeast Pacific 13.4 SL 1964
Cantherhines verecundus Shy filefish Eastern Central Pacific 12.5 TL 1925



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