Symphurus chabanaudi Mahadeva & Munroe, 1990
Chabanaud's tonguefish
Symphurus chabanaudi
photo by Robertson, R.

 Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Symphurinae
 Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 60 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 98-109; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 82-92; Vertebrae: 52-57. Body flat and elongated, with an oval anterior border; both eyes on left side; dorsal fin with 98 to 109 rays; anal fin with 82 to 92 rays; caudal fin with 12 rays; body light to dark brown, usually with 6 to 8 transverse bars of contrasting color; lower half operculum on the eyed side with a large dark stain; dorsal and anal fins progressively darker distally (Ref. 55763).
 Biology:  Common over muddy bottoms in estuaries and mangroves (Ref. 9294).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.06.95
 Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 22.11.05

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