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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Acanthaluteres

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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Acanthaluteres brownii (Richardson, 1846)

Photo by Photo by Good, P.
 
Acanthaluteres brownii
[Spiny-tailed leatherjacket]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Acanthaluteres spilomelanurus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

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Acanthaluteres spilomelanurus
[Bridled leatherjacket]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Acanthaluteres vittiger (Castelnau, 1873)

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Acanthaluteres vittiger
[Toothbrush leatherjacket]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthaluteres brownii Spiny-tailed leatherjacket Eastern Indian Ocean 55 TL 1846
Acanthaluteres spilomelanurus Bridled leatherjacket Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1824
Acanthaluteres vittiger Toothbrush leatherjacket Eastern Indian Ocean 35 TL 1873



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