Symphurus monostigmus Munroe, 2006
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 Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Symphurinae
 Max. size:  5.46 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 65 - 110 m
 Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: South Africa.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 86-86; Anal soft rays: 73-74; Vertebrae: 48-48. Diagnosis: Distinguished by having an irregular, conspicuous, dark spot overlying the anteroventral ocular-side body cavity; a 1-2-2-2-2 ID pattern; caudal-fin rays 14; dorsal-fin rays 86; anal-fin rays 73-74; total vertebrae 48; bluntly rounded to squarish snout; small eye (100-138 in thousandths of HL) with small pupil (pupil diameter/eye diameter 28-32%); ocular side uniformly yellowish-white with numerous, darker, reddish-brown freckles; blind side is uniformly yellowish-white; black peritoneum (posterior region only); and dorsal and anal fins without conspicuous spots or ocelli (Ref. 57441).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.12.06

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