Cocotropus altipinnis Waite, 1903
Highfin velvetfish
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 Family:  Aploactinidae (Velvetfishes)
 Max. size:  3.15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Lord Howe Island, Australia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-9; Vertebrae: 28-28. Upper jaw relatively short, 10-11% SL; a stubby fleshy cirrus near distal end of maxilla (Ref. 39602).
 Biology:  Inhabits rock reef (Ref. 75154).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 14.03.02
 Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 11.11.08

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