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Poromitra decipiens  Kotlyar, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stephanoberyciformes (Pricklefishes, bigscales and gibberfishes) > Melamphaidae (Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads)
Etymology: Poromitra: Greek, poros = porous + Greek, mitra = stripe, belt (Ref. 45335);  decipiens: Named decipiens meaning delusive, indicating that this species is closely related to P. crassiceps, and it may be confused with it during identification.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range ? - 1880 m (Ref. 83718).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Eastern Indian Ocean. East Indian Ridge.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83718)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: with spinulated (without break) posterior and lower edges of praeoperculum; insertion of ventral fins posterior to the vertical of the posterior edge of pectoral fin insertion; upper jaw extends beyond the vertical of the posterior edge of the eye; dorsal fin with 12 soft rays, anal fin with 8; rakers on the first gill arch 31; vertebrae 27; pyloric caeca 7 (Ref. 83718).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Kotlyar, A.N., 2008. Revision of the genus Poromitra (Melamphaeidae): Part 2. New species of the group P. crassiceps. J. Ichthyol. 48(5):581-592. (Ref. 83718)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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