Opisthopterus macrops (Günther, 1867)
Bigeyed longfin herring
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Pristigasteridae (Pristigasterids)
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Panama.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 60-60. Belly with about 28 scutes. Lower jaw projecting, mouth pointing obliquely upward; no hypo-maxilla. Pectoral fin a little longer than head; dorsal fin origin about equidistant between caudal fin base and vertical from pectoral fin base (or 1 and 1/4 eye diameters behind midpoint of body); anal fin long, its origin nearer to snout tip than to caudal fin base.
Biology:  Occurs in coastal waters (Ref. 9336).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 November 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 16.07.13
Checked by: Busson, Frédéric - 23.10.07

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