family Monocanthidae


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Noun1.family Monocanthidae - filefishesfamily Monocanthidae - 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.