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Poromitra agafonovae  Kotlyar, 2009

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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);  agafonovae: Named for Tat’yana Borisovna Agafonova (1950-2004).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 1600 - 2827 m (Ref. 83463).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean: known from 2 specimens.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83463)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 10; Vertebrae: 27 - 28. This species is distinguished by the following characters: spinulated posterior and lower margins of the praeoperculum with a non-spinulated notch at the angular part of the praeoperculum; insertion of the ventral fins in front of the vertical of the posterior margin of the pectoral fin insertion; upper jaw extends to the vertical of the posterior eye margin or slightly extends beyond this vertical; soft rays in dorsal fin 13, in the anal fin 9-10; first branchial arch with 29-31 rakers, vertebrae 27-28; pyloric caeca 7-8 (Ref. 83463).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Kotlyar, A.N., 2009. Revision of the genus Poromitra (Melamphaidae): Part 4. Species of P. cristiceps Group: P. atlantica, P. oscitans, and P. agofonovae Kotlyar, species nova. J. Ichthyol. 49(8):563-574. (Ref. 83463)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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