Poromitra kukuevi Kotlyar, 2008

Family:  Melamphaidae (Bigscale fishes or ridgeheads)
Max. size:  4.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 480 - 810 m
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 27-27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: with spinulated (without break) posterior and lower edges of praeoperculum; insertion of ventral fins is anterior to the vertical of the posterior edge of pectoral fin insertion; upper jaw extends beyond the vertical of the posterior edge of the eye; dorsal fin with 11 soft rays, anal fin with 8; rakers on the first gill arch 26; vertebrae 27 (Ref. 83718).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 09 October 2018 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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