Cocotropus masudai Matsubara, 1943
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 Family:  Aploactinidae (Velvetfishes)
 Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: known only from Hachijojima, Japan.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 7-7; Vertebrae: 26-26. Body compressed and somewhat sparsely covered with rather soft prickles. Preoperculum with 5 spines; uppermost longest with a cutting end; lowest rudimentary and embedded (Ref. 559). Snout in lateral profile concave. Streaks on body few, if any (Ref. 39602).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.06.96

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