Apionichthys finis (Eigenmann, 1912)
Apionichthys finis
photo by Holm, E.

Family:  Achiridae (American soles)
Max. size:  8.79 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Potaro River basin in Essequibo River drainage and middle to upper Amazon basin.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 65-73; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 46-51; Vertebrae: 32-35. Presence of scales on all areas of the head (except nasal area and a very narrow stripe on angle of preopercle in specimens larger than 5 cm SL); absence of a membrane connecting the dorsal, anal and caudal fins; two pelvic fins juxtaposed, enclosed by a single dermal envelope and positioned on the medial ventral line of the body (Ref. 49504).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 April 2020 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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