Symphurus ocellaris Munroe & Robertson, 2005
Ringtail tonguefish
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 Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Symphurinae
 Max. size:  7.32 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 7 - 20 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Panama.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 96-97; Anal soft rays: 80-81; Vertebrae: 51-51. This species is distinguished from its congeners by these characters: a 1-3-4 pattern of interdigitation of dorsal-fin pterygiophores and neural spines; caudal-fin rays 12; presence of an ocellated spot on the caudal fin in both sexes; total vertebrae 51, dorsal-fin rays 96-97, anal-fin rays 80-81; longitudinal scale rows 85-86; a pupillary operculum; non-pigmented peritoneum, uniformly pigmented blind side, and ocular-side background coloration without prominent dark spots or conspicuous crossbands (Ref. 75618).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.05.08
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 16.06.08

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