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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes

Genus: Stephanolepis

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Stephanolepis aurata (Castelnau, 1861)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Stephanolepis aurata
[Porky]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Stephanolepis cirrhifer (Temminck & Schlegel, 1850)

Photo by Photo by To, W.-L.
 
Stephanolepis cirrhifer
[Threadsail filefish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Stephanolepis diaspros Fraser-Brunner, 1940

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Stephanolepis diaspros
[Reticulated leatherjacket]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27.5 cm TL
Stephanolepis hispida (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Carvalho Filho, A.
 
Stephanolepis hispida
[Planehead filefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Stephanolepis setifer (Bennett, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Duarte, L.O.
 
Stephanolepis setifer
[Pygmy filefish]



5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Stephanolepis aurata Porky Western Indian Ocean 28 TL 1861
Stephanolepis cirrhifer Threadsail filefish Western Pacific 30 TL 1850
Stephanolepis diaspros Reticulated leatherjacket Western Indian Ocean 25 TL 1940
Stephanolepis hispida Planehead filefish Western Atlantic 27.5 TL 1766
Stephanolepis setifer Pygmy filefish Western Atlantic 20 TL 1831



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