Malakichthys griseus Döderlein, 1883
photo by National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan

Family:  Acropomatidae (Lanternbellies, temperate ocean-basses)
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: southern Japan, Taiwan, China, Philippines and Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 7-8; Vertebrae: 10-15. Length of anal fin base shorter than length of longest anal fin ray. shape of 1st pterygiophore of anal fin spine-like, with a shallow groove long the anterior edge.
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 04.08.94
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 22.09.08
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 24.08.94

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