Symphysanodon katayamai Anderson, 1970
Yellowstripe slopefish
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Family:  Symphysanodontidae (Slopefishes)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 91 - 183 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Japan to NE Sulawesi; including Palau and Hawaii.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Description: Characterized by pink body color with broad yellow midlateral stripe from rear edge of head to base of caudal fin; presence of yellow orange band on cheek; upper operculum with short yellow band; yellowish dorsal fin and upper caudal fin lobe; pink lower caudal lobe; pelvic fins reaching vertical through base of first soft dorsal ray; slightly prolonged first pelvic soft ray, not reaching origin of anal fin; deeply forked caudal fin, both lobe filamentous; greatest depth of body 3.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Solitary or in small groups (Ref. 90102). Lives by rocky reefs at considerable depths (Ref. 9137).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 28.04.95
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 19.04.13

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