Chlopsis nanhaiensis Tighe, Ho, Pogonoski & Hibino, 2015

Family:  Chlopsidae (False morays)
Max. size:  27 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Taiwan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 353-353; Anal soft rays: 316-315; Vertebrae: 120-120. Distinguished from its congeners by its bicolored pigmentation, dorsal origin approximately one eye-diameter behind gill opening and the low vertebral count [total 120 (118+, incomplete, tail regenerated), predorsal 12, preanal 35, precaudal 54] (Ref. 106145).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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