Synagrops philippinensis (G√ľnther, 1880)
Sharptooth seabass
photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

 Family:  Acropomatidae (Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses)
 Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 186 - 220 m
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: India east to Japan and south to the Philippines, the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and northern Australia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 7-7; Vertebrae: 25-25. Resembles S. japonicus and S. analis but distinguished by the following characters: pelvic spine with distinct serration on the anterior edge; 2 spines and 7 soft rays in anal fin; 16 rays in pectoral fin; and small body size (less than 10 cm). Body blackish -brown dorsally, paler ventrally.
 Biology:  Occurs in the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 7300).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 30.05.94
 Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 13.01.16
 Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 11.09.95

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