Symphysanodon xanthopterygion Anderson & Bineesh, 2011
Indian Bunquelovely
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Family:  Symphysanodontidae (Slopefishes)
Max. size:  14.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 7.3 g
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 150 - 240 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: India. Known from the southeastern Arabian Sea off the Kerala Coast of southern India (Ref. 87359).
Diagnosis:  A species of Symphysanodon distinguishable from the other species of the genus by the following combination of characters. First caudal vertebra with parapophyses. Total gillrakers on first arch 38 to 42. Lateral line scales 54 to 59. Sum of lateral-line scales plus total number of gillrakers on individual specimens 94 to 101. Head length 33 to 37% SL. Head depth 18 to 21% SL. Snout length 5 to 6 % SL. Body depth 24 to 27 % SL. Lower caudal-fin lobe bright yellow; bright yellow spot usually present on posterior part of opercle (Ref. 87359).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.07.11
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