Animalia > Chordata > Tetraodontiformes > Monacanthidae > Stephanolepis

Stephanolepis (Filefish)

Wikipedia Abstract

Stephanolepis is a genus of bony fish in the family Monacanthidae, the filefishes. Members of this genus are unusual-shaped fish and have a very rough skin which gives them their common name. They are laterally flattened and deep bodied with long dorsal and anal fins and a fan-shaped tail. They have a mouth at the tip of the projecting snout and a long spine on the top of the head.
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Stephanolepis auratus (Porky)
Stephanolepis cirrhifer (Thread-sail filefish) (Attributes)
Stephanolepis diaspros (Reticulated leatherjacket)
Stephanolepis hispidus (Triggerfish)
Stephanolepis insignis
Stephanolepis setifer (Speckled filefish)

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0