Harlequin Filefish (species: Oxymonacanthus longirostris) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Oxymonacanthus longirostris
Harlequin Filefish

©Andy Lewis: Harlequin Filefish at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Harlequin Filefish at High Rock
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Tetraodontiformes
Family Monacanthidae
Genus Oxymonacanthus
Species Oxymonacanthus longirostris



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 12 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Leis, J.M. and B.M. Carson-Ewart (2000). Larvae of Indo-Pacific Coastal Fishes Brill, Leiden, pp. 1-850. LIRS catalog number 660.

Other references

  • Brooker, R.M., (2013). Habitat preferences of a corallivorous reef fish: predation risk versus food quality. Coral Reefs, 32: 613-622. LIRS catalog number 1719.
  • Brooker, R.M.R. (2014). Determinants of resource specialisation and its ecological consequences for the corallivorous filefish, Oxymonacanthus longirostris. PhD thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 1782.
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