Colurodontis paxmani Hutchins, 1977
Colurodontis paxmani
photo by FAO

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  12 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean to Western Pacific: Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-32; Anal soft rays: 26-31; Vertebrae: 19-19. Diagnosis: All external teeth with truncate cutting edges. Anteriormost pair in each jaw extending across full width of mouth. Two vertical small tusk-like processes on internal surface of anteriormost pair of teeth in lower jaw. First dorsal spine originates over posterior half of eye, armed with 2 series of prominent downward-directed barbs on anterior face, much smaller and more numerous than those in postero-Iateral rows. Scales on body with 1 central spinule supported by a transverse ridge, those spinules on caudal peduncle of adult male moderately elongate, curving anteriorly. Pelvic bony structure movably articulated with pelvis (Ref. 35708).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 17 July 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.12.99

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