Poromitra curilensis Kotlyar, 2008
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 Family:  Melamphaidae (Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads)
 Max. size:  11.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 8000 m
 Distribution:  Northern Pacific: from the Kuril and Japanese islands to the Gulf of Alaska.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-10; Vertebrae: 28-29. This species is distinguished by the following characters: with spinulated (without break) posterior and lower edges of praeoperculum; insertion of ventral fins is slightly anterior or level to the vertical of the posterior edge of pectoral fin insertion; upper jaw extends to the vertical of the posterior edge of the eye; dorsal fin with 12-14 soft rays, anal fin with 8-10; rakers on the first gill arch 27-30; vertebrae 28-29; pyloric caeca 7 (Ref. 83718).
 Biology:  Seined with non-closing fishing gear in the water horizon of 8000-0 m; and one catch was performed with a dip net near water surface (Ref. 83718).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.03.10

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