Dagetichthys lakdoensis Stauch & Blanc, 1964
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Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Africa: only known from Benue basin in Cameroon (Ref. 57416).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 46-51; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 34-36; Vertebrae: 25-28. Diagnosis: flat and asymmetric body; eyes located on right side of head, except in reversed individuals; preopercle covered with scales, but still visible (shining through the scales) (Ref. 57416). No scales on opercle (Ref. 80029). Mouth small, more or less arched and inferior; dorsal and anal fins lacking spinous rays and united by membrane to caudal fin which is well defined; pectoral fins present on both sides, but reduced ; pelvic fins well separate from each other, with single ray; only straight part of lateral line visible; body covered with ctenoid scales (Ref. 57416). Description: 10 (Ref. 57416- or 12 (Ref. 80029) caudal-fin rays. Colouration: eyed side brown, with a row of rounded, dark spots and dots irregularly scattered over entire body and caudal fin; vertically elongate spots at bases of dorsal and anal fins; blind side beige (Ref. 57416).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.05.94
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.08.94
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.07.94

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