Hemirhamphodon kuekenthali Steindachner, 1901
Hemirhamphodon kuekenthali
photo by Aquaristikhaus

Family:  Zenarchopteridae (Needlefishes)
Max. size:  7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; depth range - 0 m
Distribution:  Asia: Sarawak, Malaysia.
Diagnosis:  Belongs to the pogonognathus - group which differs from Hemirhamphodon pogonognathus and the other species of Hemirhamphodon in having 1 two distinct sizes of melanophores in the dorsal fin, large and small. Resembles species of the phaiosoma -group but differs sharply from H. pogonognathus in having a continuous band of pigment extending from the distal part of the fin to its base (Ref. 26761).
Biology:  Females bear live young (Ref. 58777).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 04.04.17

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