Centriscops humerosus (Richardson, 1846)
Banded yellowfish
Centriscops humerosus
photo by Fischer, L.G.

Family:  Centriscidae (Snipefishes and shrimpfishes), subfamily: Macroramphosinae
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 35 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Circumglobal in southern temperate waters. Southeast Atlantic: South Africa, from Cape Columbine to False Bay; also reported from Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island (Ref. 11228). Southwest Atlantic: Argentina. Southwest Pacific: Australia and New Zealand (Ref. 5755).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-18; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 17-21. Orange in color with 6 oblique dark red to blue bands (Ref. 5382). Four well-developed plates on body in a line behind eye (Ref. 57469).
Biology:  Occur on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 9563; 7300). Feed on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 11228).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 November 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 24.07.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.03.13

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