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Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck 1765)


Currently Accepted Name: Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck 1765)

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Domain : Eukaryota
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Superclass : Gnathostomata
Grade : Teleostomi
Class : Actinopterygii
Subclass : Neopterygii
Division : Teleostei
Subdivision : Euteleostei
Superorder : Acanthopterygii
Series : Percomorpha
Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Monacanthidae
Genus : Monacanthus
Species : chinensis

Selected Name

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Name: Monacanthus chinensis
Author: (Osbeck 1765)
Genus: Monacanthus
Species: chinensis

Current Name

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Current Name: Monacanthus chinensis
Current Author: (Osbeck 1765)
Current Genus: Monacanthus
Current Species: chinensis
Current Summary: Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck 1765) Monacanthidae.

Original Name

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Original Name: Balistes chinensis
Original Author: Osbeck 1765
Original Genus Species: Balistes chinensis
Original Genus: Balistes
Original Species: chinensis

Original Description

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Original Name:Balistes chinensis Osbeck 1765
Reference: [ref. 3311]
Journal Acronym: BOOK
Journal: Reise nach Ostindien und China.
Article: Reise nach Ostindien und China. German translation by J. G. Georgius. J. C. Koppe, Rostock.
Pages: i-xxvi + 1-552 + 25-p. index
Drawings: Pls. 1-13
Text Page: 147
Type Locality: China.
Comments: Spelled *sinensis* in Gmelin 1789:1470 [ref. 18139].


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* Valid as Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck 1765).

Hutchins 1977 - [ref. 2283] - Descriptions of three new genera and eight new species of monacanthid fishes from Australia. Page: 56

Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984 - [ref. 6441] - The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Tokai Univ. Press. Page: 359

Allen & Swainston 1988 - [ref. 25477] - The marine fishes of north-western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Page: 152

Randall et al. 1990 - [ref. 15987] - Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Page: 463

Kuiter 1993 - [ref. 23929] - Coastal fishes of south-eastern Australia. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. Page: 400

Gomon et al. 1994 - [ref. 22532] - (Eds.) The fishes of Australia's south coast. Flora and Fauna of South Australia Handbooks Committee. State Printer, Adelaide. Page: 887

Mohsin & Ambak 1996 - [ref. 27969] - Marine fishes and fisheries of Malaysia and neighbouring countries. Page: 616

Allen 1997 - [ref. 23977] - Marine fishes of tropical Australia and south-east Asia. Western Australian Museum, Perth. Page: 242

Larson & Williams 1997 - [ref. 23967] - Darwin Harbour fishes: a survey and annotated checklist. In: Hanley, J.R., Caswell, G., Megirian, D. and Larson, H.K. (eds.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Marine Biological Workshop. The Marine Flora and Fauna of Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia. Page: 375

Chen et al. 1997 - [ref. 26476] - (eds.). Fishes from Nansha Islands to South China coastal waters 1. Science Press. Page: 182

Kuiter 1997 - [ref. 25488] - Guide to sea fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Page: 400

Randall et al. 1997 - [ref. 25919] - Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Page: 463

Johnson 1999 - [ref. 25471] - Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Page: 754

Hutchins in Randall & Lim 2000 - [ref. 25122] - A checklist of the fishes of the South China Sea. Page: 647

Nakabo 2000 - [ref. 25182] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species. Second edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 1411

Sadovy & Cornish 2000 - [ref. 25480] - Reef fishes of Hong Kong. Hong Kong Univ. Press. Page: 276

Hutchins 2001 - [ref. 25841] - Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique. Page: 270

Hutchins 2001 - [ref. 25847] - Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Page: 47

Hutchins 2001 - [ref. 26316] - Family Monacanthidae. In: Carpenter & Niem 2001 [ref. 26276]. Page: 3940

Nakabo 2002 - [ref. 26193] - (Ed.) Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, English edition. Tokai University Press. Page: 1411

Allen & Adrim 2003 - [ref. 26830] - Coral reef fishes of Indonesia. Page: 64

Matsuura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003 - [ref. 27510] - Fishes of Bitung, northern tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Page: 223

Allen et al. 2006 - [ref. 29098] - Family Balistidae (pp. 1869-1877), Monacanthidae (1878-1900). In: Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. Fishes. Page: 1891

Distribution and Habitat

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Water Type: Salt
Habitat: reef-associated
Depth Range: No depth range available.
Distribution: Indo-Pacific.


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Maximum Length: 380mm(TL)
14.96" (TL)


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Monacanthus chinensis (Osbeck 1765)
new combination
Balistes chinensis Osbeck 1765original combinationNo
Monacanthus mylii (Bory de Saint-Vincent 1822)junior synonymNo
Monacanthus macrolepis Fraser-Brunner 1941junior synonymNo


Common Names

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Common NameUsed InLanguage
Fan-bellied leatherjacketFishWiseEnglish
Fan-bellied leatherjacketAustraliaEnglish
Centreboard leatherjacketPapua New GuineaEnglish
Fan-bellied filefishMicronesia, Federated StatesEnglish
Sulay bagyoPhilippinesVisayan

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D.C. Cook No Location Data Available D.C. Cook No Location Data Available
A. Cornish Lamma Island Rick Winterbottom Vietnam (North), Cac Ba Island
Rick Winterbottom Vietnam (North), Cac Ba Island Rick Winterbottom Vietnam (North), Cac Ba Island
CSIRO No Location Data Available CSIRO No Location Data Available

Distribution of Monacanthus chinensis

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