Pervagor randalli Hutchins, 1986
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  6.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: known only from the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-31; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 27-28; Vertebrae: 19-19. Head and body brown; relatively large, black branchial blotch from mid-gill slit to rear border of eye; dusky blotch around eye continued onto forehead and around spinous dorsal base; dark brown iris; pale dusky brown lips. Large pelvic fin rudiment, narrowly attached to posterior margin of ventral flap. Midbody scales with 1-7 spinules, not closely packed; elongate spinules on posterior half of body. Scale spinules on posterior half of body of male very prominent, scale ridge rugosities developing at about 55-65 mm SL.
Biology:  Occurs in shallow coral reefs to depths of 10 m or more.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 18 July 2017 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.06.91
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.07.94
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.07.94

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