Monacanthidae - Leatherjackets

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Fanbelly Leatherjacket at Fly Point Marine Reserve

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Acanthaluteres brownii Spinytail Leatherjacket
Acanthaluteres spilomelanurus Bridled Leatherjacket
Acanthaluteres vittiger Toothbrush Leatherjacket
Aluterus monoceros  Unicorn Leatherjacket
Aluterus scriptus Scribbled Leatherjacket
Anacanthus barbatus Bearded Leatherjacket
Brachaluteres jacksonianus Southern Pygmy Leatherjacket 
Cantherhines dumerilii Barred Leatherjacket
Cantherhines fronticinctus Spectacled Leatherjacket
Cantheschenia longipinnis Smoothspine Leatherjacket
Chaetodermis penicilligera Tasselled Leatherjacket
Eubalichthys bucephalus Black Reef Leatherjacket
Eubalichthys cyanoura Bluetail Leatherjacket
Eubalichthys mosaicus Mosaic Leatherjacket
Meuschenia flavolineata Yellow-striped Leatherjacket
Meuschenia freycineti Six-spine Leatherjacket 
Meuschenia galii Bluelined Leatherjacket
Meuschenia hippocrepis Horseshoe Leatherjacket
Meuschenia scaber Velvet Leatherjacket
Meuschenia trachylepis Yellowfin Leatherjacket
Meuschenia venusta Stars and Stripes Leatherjacket
Monacanthus chinensis Fanbelly Leatherjacket
Nelusetta ayraudi Ocean Jacket
Oxymonacanthus longirostris Beaked Leatherjacket
Paraluteres prionurus Blacksaddle Filefish
Paramonacanthus filicauda Threadfin Leatherjacket
Paramonacanthus otisensis Dusky Leatherjacket
Pervagor janthinosoma Gillblotch Leatherjacket
Pseudaluteres nasicornis Rhinoceros Leatherjacket
Pseudomonacanthus peroni Potbelly Leatherjacket
Scobinichthys granulatus Rough Leatherjacket
Thamnaconus degeni Bluefin Leatherjacket


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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