Muraenolepis pacifica Prirodina & Balushkin, 2007
Southern Pacific moray cod
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Family:  Muraenolepididae (Eel cods)
Max. size:  39 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 200 - 450 m
Distribution:  South Pacific: Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, Ridge of Hercules.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 173-187; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 126-133; Vertebrae: 72-75. The caudal part is shorter in proportions. The postanal distance over the body length, and the postanal distance over the ante-anal distance are diagnostic, especially on the field. Other Muraenolepis are quite different.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.08.08
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 07.11.08

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