Porocephalichthys dasyrhynchus (Cohen & Hutchins, 1982)
Shaggy cusk
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Family:  Dinematichthyidae (Viviparous brotula)
Max. size:  13.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Rottnest Island, Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 88-90; Anal soft rays: 68-69. Anterior nostril rather high, located about midway between upper lip and posterior nostril. Developed gill raker 3. Opercle with a sharp spine, sometimes embedded in the skin (Ref. 43544).
Biology:  Uncommon species inhabiting shallow reefs (Ref. 34024). A benthic species which occurs in inshore waters (Ref. 75154).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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