Stephanolepis aurata (Castelnau, 1861)
photo by FAO

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  28 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Zanzibar, Tanzania to Knysna, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-34; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 30-34. Greenish grey in color with scattered irregular blotches on side of body; soft dorsal, anal and pectoral fins pale; caudal fin with 2 dark curved cross bars (Ref. 4421).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 July 2017 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 15.04.93
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.01.21

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