Dibranchus sparsus (Garman, 1899)

Family:  Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
Max. size:  8.37 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 443 - 528 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: off Gulf of Panama and Peru.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal soft rays: 4-4; Vertebrae: 19-20. A very small species with entire body with simple, very small, and thickly distributed tubercles. Cephalic lateral-line counts: subopercular usually 6, (5-7); preopercular, 2. Tail lateral-line counts 9-14. Subopercular spines small, inconspicuous. Paired fins moderate length, relatively stout (Ref. 40826).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 August 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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