Stephanolepis auratus (Castelnau, 1861)
Stephanolepis auratus
photo by FAO

 Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
 Max. size:  28 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Zanzibar, Tanzania to Knysna, South Africa.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-34; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 30-34. Greenish grey in color with scattered irregular blotches on side of body; soft dorsal, anal and pectoral fins pale; caudal fin with 2 dark curved cross bars (Ref. 4421).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 15.04.93
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 03.03.97

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