Echiodon coheni Williams, 1984

Family:  Carapidae (Pearlfishes), subfamily: Carapinae
Max. size:  14.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 75 - 175 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean. Western Central Pacific (Ref. 47711).
Diagnosis:  Eel-like, shallow body depth; 1 to several symphyseal fangs on dentary and premaxilla; lacking cardiform teeth, pelvic fins, and swim bladder rocker bone; a patch of ridges posteriorly on the ventral surface of the swim bladder (Ref. 34024). Anal fin rays 52-54 in front of vertical through back of 30th vertebrae; precaudal vertebrae 18-19 (Ref. 34024). Pectoral fin rays 18; total nasal lamellae 24 (Ref. 10698).
Biology:  Rare species (Ref. 34024).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 15 August 2019 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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