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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Monacanthus

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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)

Photo by Photo by Maddern, M.
 
Monacanthus chinensis
[Fan-bellied leatherjacket]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Monacanthus ciliatus (Mitchill, 1818)

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Monacanthus ciliatus
[Fringed filefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Monacanthus tuckeri Bean, 1906

Photo by Photo by Minguell, C.
 
Monacanthus tuckeri
[Slender filefish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Monacanthus chinensis Fan-bellied leatherjacket Indo-Pacific 38 TL 1765
Monacanthus ciliatus Fringed filefish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1818
Monacanthus tuckeri Slender filefish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1906



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