Kuhlia malo (Valenciennes, 1831)
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Family:  Kuhliidae (Aholeholes)
Max. size:  13.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Oceania: French Polynesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 11-13. Preorbital serrae 22-31; body depth 2.7-3.1 in SL; maxilla reaching to or beyond a vertical at front edge of pupil, but not beyond center of eye; caudal concavity 3.0-3.8 in head length. Silvery, with small, round, black spots dorsally on body; posterior edge and lobe tips of caudal fin broadly black, the upper and lower edges of lobes narrowly pale; pale central part of caudal fin with blackish streaks and elongate spots that parallel the rays (Ref. 41640).
Biology:  Inhabits streams and rivers (Ref. 41640).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 25 November 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 28.07.03

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