Epigonus trunovi Parin & Prokofiev, 2012
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Family:  Epigonidae (Deepwater cardinalfishes)
Max. size:  22.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 415 m
Distribution:  Southeastern Atlantic, Valdivia Banka and Walvis Ridge.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 10-10; Vertebrae: 25-25. This species is distinguished by the following characters: DI,8, branched rays; DII; A,10, gill rakers in outer row on first arch 32-33; pyroric caeca 15-18; scales in lateral line 48-50; no teeth on tongue; opercular spine, and developed process of maxillare, with dark orobranchial cavity, wide interorbital space (8.9-10.5% SL) and relatively low body (17.4-18.7% SL); attains comparatively large size (not less than 225 mm SL) (Ref. 93131).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.06.14

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