Platyberyx paucus Stevenson & Kenaley, 2013

Family:  Caristiidae (Manefishes)
Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine
Distribution:  North Central Pacific and Northwestern Atlantic
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-26; Anal soft rays: 15-16; Vertebrae: 31-31. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: D 24-26; A15-16; vertebrae 31; no palatine teeth; it differs from all congeners, except P. andriashevi and P. pietschi, by having a 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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