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Family: Monacanthidae Filefishes



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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)

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Acanthaluteres spilomelanurus
[Bridled leatherjacket]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Acanthaluteres vittiger
[Toothbrush leatherjacket]
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Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Acreichthys hajam
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Acreichthys radiatus (Popta, 1900)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Acreichthys radiatus
[Radial leatherjacket]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Acreichthys tomentosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Acreichthys tomentosus
[Bristle-tail file-fish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Aluterus heudelotii Hollard, 1855

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Aluterus heudelotii
[Dotterel filefish]



Circumtropical. Western
Max. Length 76.2 cm TL
Aluterus monoceros (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Aluterus monoceros
[Unicorn leatherjacket filefish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Aluterus schoepfii (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Johnson, L.
 
Aluterus schoepfii
[Orange filefish]



Circumtropical. Western
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Aluterus scriptus (Osbeck, 1765)

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Aluterus scriptus
[Scribbled leatherjacket filefish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Amanses scopas (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by De Vroe, J.
 
Amanses scopas
[Broom filefish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Anacanthus barbatus Gray, 1830

Photo by Photo by Marine Conservation Cambodia (MCC)
 
Anacanthus barbatus
[Bearded leatherjacket]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Arotrolepis filicauda (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Arotrolepis filicauda
[Threadfin leatherjacket]