Paramonacanthus nematophorus (Günther, 1870)
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea. Zanzibar and Seychelles Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-27; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 24-28; Vertebrae: 19-19. Body width 2.0-2.7 in head length; body depth 2.0-3.0 in SL; head length 2.6-3.2 in SL; snout length 3.4-4.4 in SL; eye diameter 2.8-4.3 in head length.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 17 July 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.06.99
Modified by: Béarez, Philippe - 02.05.01

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