Thamnaconus modestus (Günther, 1877)
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  36 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated, oceanodromous
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Hokkaido, Japan to the Ryukyu Islands. Also known from the East and South China seas.
Biology:  Commercially cultured in Japan. Juveniles associate with drifting seaweed. Plankton feeder (Ref. 12114, 12115).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 July 2017 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 25.11.92
Modified by: Orlov, Alexei - 23.04.08
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 25.03.94

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