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Ptereleotris lineopinnis  (Fowler, 1935)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Microdesmidae (Wormfishes) > Ptereleotrinae
Etymology: Ptereleotris: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + The name of a Nile fish, eleotris (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Natal, South Africa and the Mariana Islands. Likely to occur in Seychelles (Ref. 1623).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2798)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 36-37; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 33 - 35; Vertebrae: 26. Body mauve with shades of pale green; yellow snout; cheeks with large brown spots; violet spot below eye, banded with shades of bright yellow and emerald green. 2nd dorsal fin banded, tips of rays yellow; pectorals brownish caudal fin may have a large dark spot (described by Fowler from a single specimen found in the stomach of a flatfish). A black bar below anterior half of orbit crossing corner of mouth and extending onto chin.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The holotype was taken from the stomach of a flatfish (Arnoglossus) caught at a depth of 90 m off Natal.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Randall, John E. | Collaborators

Randall, J.E. and D.F. Hoese, 1985. Revision of the Indo-Pacific dartfishes, genus Ptereleotris (Perciformes: Gobioidei). Indo-Pac. Fish. (7):36 p. (Ref. 528)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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