Platyberyx andriashevi (Kukuev, Parin & Trunov, 2012)

Family:  Caristiidae (Manefishes)
Max. size:  18.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); 15.7 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 48 - 2200 m
Distribution:  Circumglobal.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 31-35; Anal soft rays: 20-22; Vertebrae: 36-39. This species is distinguished by the following characters: vertebrae 14-16 + 22-24 = 36-39; dorsal-fin rays 31-35; anal-fin rays 20-22; further distinguished from all congeners, except P. paucus and P. pietschi, by having laterally flattened, bladelike ventral procurrent caudal rays, and an anteriorly directed hook-like process on the third posteriormost ventral procurrent caudal ray (Ref. 94277).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 14 July 2014 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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