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Noun1.Monocanthus - type genus of the MonocanthidaeMonocanthus - type genus of the Monocanthidae  
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
leatherfish, leatherjacket - any of several brightly colored tropical filefishes
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For larval predators from temperate North Carolina, we chose juvenile stages of the pinfish Lagodon rhomboides and of the fringed file fish Monocanthus ciliatus.
X Paralichthys X albiguta/lethostigma Citharichthys arctifrons X Citharichthys cornutus X Citharichthys gymnorhinus X Citharichthys spilopterus Cspi X Etropus crossotus Ecro X Hippoglossina oblongatta X Paralichthys lethostigma X Soleidae Trinectes maculatus X Balistidae Monocanthus hispidus X Included in 10% Family Species data set Season Muraenidae Gymnothorax sp.
Four prey species were unique to this area: lined sea horse (Hippocampus erectus), argonaut (Argonauta argo), planehead filefish (Monocanthus hispidus), and octopus (Cephalopoda).