Pterygotrigla hafizi Richards, Yato & Last, 2003
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Family:  Triglidae (Searobins), subfamily: Pterygotriglinae
Max. size:  8.87 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range - 230 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Maldives.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 27-27. This species possess the following distinguishing characters: cleithral spine width 10% SL, ventral to the opercular spine; first dorsal-fin with black blotch between spine membranes 3-6 and with 5 bucklers; naked prepectoral, interpelvic area and nape; scaled breast and belly; pectoral fin with 13 connected rays, dusky with distinct black area over rays and membranes of rays 9-11 with black pigment, remainder of fin pale including distal margin; pectoral-fin length 39% SL, free ray 39% SL; 1 epibranchial gill rakers, 9 ceratobranchial gill rakers, short 3% SL; 27 vertebrae; head and body with few pale spots (Ref. 54796).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.07.09
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 16.07.13

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