Paramonacanthus nipponensis (Kamohara, 1939)
Japanese leatherjacket
photo by FAO

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 1 - 30 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: off Kochi Prefecture, Japan and the East China Sea. Also known from the Philippines (Ref. 5454).
Biology:  Inhabits deep muddy substrates from about 30 meters depth, but some individuals were found drifting with large Sargassum rafts over deep water, well away from the shore (Ref. 48637).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.04.93
Modified by: Ortaņez, Auda Kareen - 06.06.06

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