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Myxodagnus macrognathus  Hildebrand, 1946

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Dactyloscopidae (Sand stargazers)
Etymology: Myxodagnus: Greek, myxos = mucus + Greek, agnos = pure (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Hildebrand.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Southeast Pacific: Mexico and Peru.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9 - 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-31; Anal soft rays: 36 - 39. A large species with modal counts of 10 dorsal spines, 40 total dorsal fin supports, 37 segmented anal rays, 15 pectoral rays, two preopercular canal pores and 5 predorsal bones; upper lip fimbriae usually 9-10; eye diameter greater than preorbital length; lateral line interrupted or complete (Ref. 39697).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Williams, Jeffrey T. | Collaborators

Dawson, C.E., 1976. Studies on eastern Pacific sand stargazers 3. Dactylagnus and Myxodagnus, with description of a new species and subspecies. Copeia 1976(1):13-43. (Ref. 39697)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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