Symphurus hondoensis Hubbs, 1915
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Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Symphurinae
Max. size:  12.16 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 390 - 815 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: probably endemic to deep waters off the southern Japanese Archipelago.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 111-113; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 95-95; Vertebrae: 59-59. Distinguished from congeners by having 1-2-3 interdigitation pattern (ID) of proximal dorsal pterygiophores and interneural spines; 10 abdominal vertebrae; 14 caudal-fin rays; 105-106 scales in longitudinal series; a pigmented blind side nearly as dark as the ocular surface; and black peritoneum (Ref. 35979).
Biology:  Collected from sand or sand-mud bottom.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 25.06.02

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