Genus Cantherhines

A genus of leatherjackets found worldwide on reefs in tropical and subtropical seas. Eleven species are known, with three species found in Australian waters. Randall (2011) revised the genus.
Author: Bray, D.J. 2016

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Bray, D.J. 2016, Cantherhines in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Jun 2024,


Hutchins, J.B. & Randall, J.E. 1982. Cantherhines longicaudus, a new filefish from Oceania, with a review of the species of the C. fronticinctus complex. Pacific Science 36(2): 175-185

Randall, J.E. 1964. A revision of the filefish genera Amanses and Cantherhines. Copeia 1964(2): 331-361 figs 1-18

Randall, J.E. 2011. Review of the circumtropical monacanthid fish genus Cantherhines, with descriptions of two new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes 40: 1-30, Pls. 1-7.