Paramonacanthus curtorhynchos (Bleeker, 1855)
Shortsnout filefish
photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  11.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 39 - 90 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific: Bay of Bengal to the Indo-Malayan region and Fiji.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 33-36; Anal soft rays: 30-32. Description: Characterized by pale grey to brownish body color, often with darker brown back and diffuse, broad, midlateral brown stripe, may assume strongly mottled pattern; usually with dark brown oblong blotch on middle of upper back below anterior portion of second dorsal fin; first dorsal spine origin above posterior half of eye; second dorsal and anal fins elevated anteriorly; straight to convex dorsal profile of snout in male, slightly convex to concave in female and juvenile, absence of hump on both sexes; rounded to double emarginate caudal fin, upper lobe filamentous in male; depth of body at origin of anal fin 1.9-3.1 in SL, becoming elongate as growth increases; male more elongate than female (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found on protected areas, on open, silty sand bottoms (54980).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.11.06
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 10.06.15

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