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Noun1.Monocanthidae - filefishesMonocanthidae - filefishes        
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Plectognathi, order Tetraodontiformes, Plectognathi - boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers
genus Monocanthus, Monocanthus - type genus of the Monocanthidae
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Grant Gilmore responds: Jim, your fish looks like a unicorn filefish, Aluterus monoceros, one of the most wide-rangingfile fish (family Monocanthidae) in the world, found worldwide in both tropical and temperate waters.
El 14% de las especies capturadas fueron consumidores de primer orden (predominantemente herbivoros), y pertenecieron a las familias Acanthuridae, Hyphorhamphidae, Kiphosidae, Monocanthidae y Scaridae.
Short- and long-term movement patterns of six temperate reef fishes (Families Labridae and Monocanthidae).