Symphysanodon disii Khalaf & Krupp, 2008
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Family:  Symphysanodontidae (Slopefishes)
Max. size:  16.53 cm SL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range - 150 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Jordan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-7; Vertebrae: 25-25. This species differs from its congeners in having the following characters: D IX, 10; A III, 7; lateral line with tubed scales 50; gill rakers 12 + 25 = 37; relatively deep body, 32% of SL; first pelvic-fin ray slightly produced, not extending to anus; the pectoral fin reaching a vertical through base of last dorsal spine; depressed anal-fin length, 32% of SL; deeply forked caudal fin with both lobes produced into filaments (Ref. 75640).
Biology:  Collected by gillnet at about 150 m (Ref. 75640).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 04.07.08
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 29.09.14

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