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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Meuschenia

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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Meuschenia australis
[Southern leatherjacket]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Meuschenia flavolineata
[Yellow-striped leatherjacket]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Meuschenia galii
[Blue-lined leatherjacket]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Meuschenia trachylepis
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Max. Length 21 cm TL

 
Meuschenia venusta
[Stars and stripes leatherjacket]



8 species

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



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