Polydactylus nigripinnis Munro, 1964
Blackfin threadfin
Polydactylus nigripinnis
photo by CSIRO

 Family:  Polynemidae (Threadfins)
 Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Australia, and the Arafura Sea.
 Diagnosis:  Body uniformly golden-silver. Pectoral fin rays unbranched, blackish; tip of uppermost filament reaching to or just short of level of posterior tip of upper part of pectoral fin (Ref. 41110).
 Biology:  Collected off river mouths as well as offshore (Ref. 57343). Inhabits coastal waters over sand or mud bottoms (Ref. 3132). Known to be taken at 150 m in the Gulf of Carpentaria but typically from a much shallower depth (Ref. 3132).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 16.06.94
 Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 06.04.10

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