Symphurus williamsi Jordan & Culver, 1895
William's tonguefish
Symphurus williamsi
photo by FAO

 Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Symphurinae
 Max. size:  11.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 52 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California to Peru.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 89-95; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 73-79; Vertebrae: 47-51
 Biology:  Found in tide pools, estuaries and inlets with sandy bottoms (Ref. 9294). Probably taken with seines and as bycatch of 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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