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Nelusetta ayraud (Chinaman-leatherjacket).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Monacanthidae
Genus: Nelusetta
Whitley, 1939
Species: N. ayraud
Binomial name
Nelusetta ayraud
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Nelusetta ayraud also known as the Chinaman-leatherjacket is a filefish of the family Monacanthidae, found around Australia to depths of about 360 metres (1,180 ft). This species grows to a length of 100 centimetres (39 in) TL. This species is a component of local commercial fisheries.[1]


  1. ^ Matsuura, K. (2014): Taxonomy and systematics of tetraodontiform fishes: a review focusing primarily on progress in the period from 1980 to 2014. Ichthyological Research, 62 (1): 72-113.