Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Monacanthidae
Etymology: Cantherhines: Greek, kanthos = the outer or inner corner of the eye, where the lids meet, 1646 + Greek, rhinos = nose (Ref. 45335); longicaudus: Named for its long caudal fin. More on authors: Hutchins & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 18 - 21 m (Ref. 6220), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Eastern Central Pacific: Tahiti, French Polynesia, Pitcairn and Cook Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.2 cm SL (female)
Feeds on algae and benthic invertebrates (Ref. 89972).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hutchins, J.B. and J.E. Randall, 1982. Cantherhines longicaudus, a new filefish from Oceania, with a review of the species of the C. fronticinctus complex. Pac. Sci. 36(2):175-185. (Ref. 6220)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.5 - 29, mean 27.8 °C (based on 146 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02089 (0.01006 - 0.04340), b=2.93 (2.75 - 3.11), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 136 [45, 599] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.65 [0.58, 4.70] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.6 [15.3, 19.9] % ; Omega3 = 0.156 [0.060, 0.389] g/100g ; Selenium = 59.5 [20.0, 194.4] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 18.5 [6.1, 56.5] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.89 [0.73, 3.67] mg/100g (wet weight);