Albula virgata Jordan & Jordan, 1922
Albula virgata
photo by Stender, K.

Family:  Albulidae (Bonefishes), subfamily: Albulinae
Max. size:  32.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 65-68. This species of the Albula argentea complex is distinguished by the following set of characters: 63-67 (mode 65) pored lateral-line scales; 9-10 (9) scale rows above lateral line; 65-68 (67) vertebrae; tip of pelvic fin reaching beyond anterior edge of anus (Ref. 74924).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 29 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.06.08
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.08.08

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