Argentina euchus Cohen, 1961
Argentina euchus
photo by SFSA

Family:  Argentinidae (Argentines or herring smelts)
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range - 590 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Kenya to Natal, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-15; Vertebrae: 47-48. Preserved specimens with a dark brown band along flanks; paler ventrally (Ref. 3978).
Biology:  Rare species (Ref. 3978).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.11.95
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 22.10.08

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