Symphurus gorgonae Chabanaud, 1948
Gorgonian tonguefish
photo by Robertson, R.

 Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Symphurinae
 Max. size:  8.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 21 - 120 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Mexico to Ecuador.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 80-89; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 63-74; Vertebrae: 46-49
 Biology:  Probably taken as bycatch in trawl fisheries (Ref. 9294).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.06.95
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 15.11.99

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