Pyramodon parini Markle & Olney, 1990

Family:  Carapidae (Pearlfishes), subfamily: Pyramodontinae
Max. size:  30.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 185 - 443 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Nazca Ridge.
Diagnosis:  Eel-like, moderate to relatively deep body depth; a large single vomerine fang; pelvic fin rays present; swim bladder large, filling visceral cavity and extending past anus; dorsal and anal fin radials robust and elongate; dorsal fin anteriad or directly over anal fin origin; lacking rockerbone, cardiform teeth, and intrinsic swim bladder constrictions or tunic ridges (Ref. 34024). Body darkly pigmented but dorsal and anal fin margins unpigmented (Ref. 34024).
Biology:  Rare species (Ref. 34024).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 August 2019 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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