Pervagor marginalis Hutchins, 1986
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Monacanthidae (Filefishes)
Max. size:  6.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: found only at the Marquesas and Line islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 30-32; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 27-29; Vertebrae: 19-19. Head and body grayish brown when fresh; iris brown; caudal fin orange with black posterior margin; spinous dorsal fin dark brown. Usually a broad and blackish bar passing from nape, through eye, to pectoral base. Large pelvic rudiment not broadly attached to posterior margin of ventral flap. 1 - 5 spinules on midbody scales, middle spinule longest; scale spinules on posterior half of body becoming progressively more elongate, extremities of those on caudal peduncle of male curving forward; male with scale rugosities developing at about 50 mm SL
Biology:  Occurs in rocky reefs to depths of 25 m.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 03 March 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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