Scopelarchoides kreffti Johnson, 1972
Twin-striped pearleye
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Family:  Scopelarchidae (Pearleyes)
Max. size:  19.02 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 2000 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic, Argentine basin and Southwest Pacific, off southern Tasmania.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Vertebrae: 55-55. This species is distinguished from all other species of the family by the following characters: pectoral fin distinctly shorter than the pelvic fin; pelvic-fin origin anterior to a vertical through the first dorsal-fin origin; lingual teeth found over the basihyal and the first basibranchial; lateral-line scales 58 or 59; pigment stripes along the lateral line (Ref. 75653).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 October 2018 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 29.09.03
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 23.07.08

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