Linophryne andersoni Gon, 1992

Family:  Linophrynidae (Leftvents)
Max. size:  3.2 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range - 50 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: northeast of Line Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 3-3; Anal soft rays: 3-3. Metamorphosed females distinguished by the following characteristics: globular escal bulb with low, rounded, distal prolongation, without appendages; two pairs of posterolateral appendages, inner pair short, outer pair less than half the diameter of escal bulb, each bearing a distal cluster of short filaments; barbel divided near base into a median and 2 lateral primary branches; caudal peduncle with ventrolateral series of large subdermal melanophores (Ref. 86949).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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