Xenolepidichthys dalgleishi Gilchrist, 1922
Spotted tinselfish
Xenolepidichthys dalgleishi
photo by Fischer, L.G.

Family:  Grammicolepididae (Grammicolepidids), subfamily: Grammicolepidinae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; depth range 128 - 885 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Gulf of Guinea, off Senegal, and off South Africa; reported from Namibia (Ref. 4255). Western Atlantic: Virginia, USA to northern South America (Ref. 7251). Also found in Brazil (Ref. 47377). Western Pacific: Japan, Philippines, New Caledonia, between Fiji and Tonga Islands, Australia (Ref. 7300), New Zealand (Ref. 5755). Indian Ocean (Ref. 47377).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-30; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 27-29. Body silvery, with round black spots; anterior pelvic rays and end of caudal fin black (Ref. 4255). First dorsal spine minute, 2nd the longest; 1st anal spine markedly long, subequal to orbit (Ref. 13608). Gill rakers rudimentary.
Biology:  Found on the continental slope. Benthic species (Ref. 75154). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2013 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 04.11.08
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 31.08.94

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