Grammonus nagaredai Randall & Hughes, 2008
Grammonus nagaredai
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Bythitidae (Viviparous brotulas), subfamily: Bythitinae
 Max. size:  82 cm SL (male/unsexed); 106 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 6 - 9 m
 Distribution:  Pacific: Hawaiian Islands.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 86; Anal soft rays: 64-66; Vertebrae: 42. Predorsal scales extending to interorbital space; scales present on opercle and preopercle; three overlapping longitudinal rows of prominent sensory papillae on body; body depth at origin of dorsal fin 3.2–3.4 in SL; head length 3.15-3.2 in SL; mouth strongly oblique; edge of preopercle smooth except for a tiny spine at rounded corner; caudal fin joined only basally to dorsal and anal fins; normal life color dark brown, the sensory papillae on head and body white.
 Biology:  From caves off O'ahu and Hawai'i (Ref. 79569).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 03.11.08
 Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 15.01.09

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