Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Tetraodontiformes
(Puffers and filefishes) > Monacanthidae
Etymology: Thamnaconus: Greek, thamna = shrub + Greek, konos, -ou = cone (Ref. 45335); garretti: Named for Andrew J. Gerrett, a naturalist who collected in the Hawaiian Islands in 1856-1864..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 31 - 710 m (Ref. 124778). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Hawaii and Midways Is,
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86689)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 31 - 33. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: body behind theh eye covered with many longitudinal, narrow dark stripes; pelvic flap with many narrow dark stripes running almost parallel to postero-ventral edge of pelvic flap; head with
similar narrow dark stripes but at right angles to those on pelvic flap (Ref. 124778)..
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Matsuura, K., 2021. A record of the rare filefish, Thamnaconus garretti (Fowler, 1928), collected around Midway Island, Central Pacific (Actinopterygii, Tetraodontiformes, Monacanthidae). Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. Ser. A. 47(1):31-35. (Ref. 124778)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02089 (0.00979 - 0.04459), b=2.92 (2.74 - 3.10), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .