Cantherhines dumerilii

Barred Leatherjacket | Barred Filefish | Dumeril's Leatherjacket | Orangefin Filefish | Yelloweye Leatherjacket
Cantherhines dumerilii
Cantherhines dumerilii, Lord Howe Is, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Cantherhines dumerilii
Cantherhines dumerilii, Lord Howe Island, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Cantherhines dumerilii
Cantherhines dumerilii, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Cantherhines dumerilii
Cantherhines dumerilii
Cantherhines dumerilii


Tropical Eastern Pacific, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Dark body with yellow fins, eye and spines at tail base, with thin black bars on rear half of body.


Max Size: 38 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-30.8°C

Depth: 6-70m

Habitat Generalization Index: 8.66

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (7.7% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.

Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland