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Platygillellus smithi  Dawson, 1982

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Dactyloscopidae (Sand stargazers)
Etymology: Platygillellus: Greek, platys = flat + Theodore Nicolas Gill (1837-1914) researcher of abyssal fishes and systematics (Ref. 45335);  smithi: Named after the collector of the holotype, C. Lavett Smith, Curator of Fishes (AMNH).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 0 - 8 m (Ref. 27742).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Central Atlantic: Bahamas.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27742)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

The dorsal finlet is 4-spined, its height about equal to predorsal length), distance between 3rd and 4th dorsal spines approximately equal to the distance between 1st and 3rd. Anal fin rays 22, segmented. Scales 11 - 12 in the straight portion of the lateral line (Ref. 56973).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Dawson, C.E., 1982. Atlantic sand stargazers (Pisces: Dactyloscopidae), with description of one new genus and seven new species. Bull. Mar. Sci. 32(1):14-85. (Ref. 27742)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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