Sorsogona humerosa Knapp & Heemstra, 2011
White-margined flathead
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 Family:  Platycephalidae (Flatheads)
 Max. size:  12.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range - 61 m
 Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 12-12; Vertebrae: 27-27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: l2 soft dorsal- and anal-fin rays; pelvic fins with several dark blotches; anterior lateral line scales with a small spine; 10-11 gill rakers on first arch; circa 8 horizontal scale rows above lateral line; lower lip without papillae; 2 vertical dark bands on caudal fin (Ref. 86965).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.06.11

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