Pnictes asphyxiatus (Jordan, 1889)

Family:  Achiridae (American soles)
Max. size:  9.57 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Amazon basin (one record from Amazon River, and that of the holotype).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 58-62; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 44-45; Vertebrae: 35-35. Absence of a gill opening on the eyed side; interorbital space equal to one-half of the orbital diameter (Ref. 49504).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 09 April 2020 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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