Eubalichthys caeruleoguttatus Hutchins, 1977
Blue-spotted leatherjacket
Eubalichthys caeruleoguttatus
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  38 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 22 - 82 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: northwestern Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 35-38; Anal soft rays: 34-36; Vertebrae: 19-19. Diagnosis: Low fin ray counts (D.32; A.33); the base of anal fin longer than soft dorsal base; caudal fin greatly elongate (0.7 in head length). Two pairs of spines on each side of caudal peduncle. Pelvic bony structure very small, located about 1 eye diameter anterior to rear end of pelvis (Ref. 35708).
Biology:  Lives on trawling grounds.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 28 January 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.06.94
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 19.04.06

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