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Meuschenia hippocrepis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Meuschenia
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Monacanthidae
Scientific name  Meuschenia hippocrepis
Higher classification  Meuschenia
Order  Tetraodontiformes
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Similar  Meuschenia, Meuschenia freycineti, Scobinichthys granulatus, Smooth leatherjacket, Chinaman‑leatherjacket

horse shoe leather jacket meuschenia hippocrepis


Meuschenia hippocrepis or the Horseshoe leatherjacket is a Filefish endemic to the Eastern Indian Ocean in the temperate waters off southern and western Australia. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 51 cm in length. Its common name comes from a distinct horseshoe-shaped marking on their side.

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Distribution

The fish occurs from Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia, to Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, and south to Bicheno, Tasmania.

They are often found around rocky reefs, and in deeper bays and estuaries.

References

Meuschenia hippocrepis Wikipedia


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