Percichthys melanops Girard, 1855
photo by Schöffmann, J.

Family:  Percichthyidae (Temperate perches)
Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Pre-Andean streams of central Chile.
Diagnosis:  Anal soft rays: 9-11. Distinguished from its congeners by having posterior extremity of maxilla irregularly serrated; opercle, subopercle, interopercle, cleithrum and postcleithrum serrated. Differs further by the following combination of characters: posterior border of maxilla reaching anterior border of orbit; 4 (occasionally 3) predorsal bones; no supernumerary spine on first dorsal pterygiophore; 4th or 5th dorsal fin spine longest; 15-17 pectoral fin rays; 9-11 anal fin rays; 44-48 caudal fin rays; procurrent spur absent (Ref. 55324).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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