Caristius litvinovi Kukuev, Parin & Trunov, 2013

Family:  Caristiidae (Manefishes)
Max. size:  13 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 780 - 850 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 34-34; Anal soft rays: 22-22. This species is distinguished by the following characters: anterior profile of head strongly sloped at an angle of approximately 65° in midline of body; dorsal fin origin beyond vertical through posterior margin of orbit; distance from origin of upper jaw to origin of dorsal fin (along forehead slope contour) is greater than head length; eye diameter greater than caudal peduncle depth; gill rakers are flattened and comparatively long (1.3 times in length of gill filaments), the distance between them smaller than 1/2 of their length; upper part of gill raker with up to 5 denticles, 20 gill rakers on first branchial arch; head length exceeds ventroanal distance; D 34; A 22; vomer with 9 teeth; both jaws with one row of teeth; lateral line without strongly enlarged and modified scales (Ref. 95096).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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