Psenopsis cyanea (Alcock, 1890)
Indian ruff
Psenopsis cyanea
photo by Osmany, H.B.

Family:  Centrolophidae (Medusafishes)
Max. size:  23.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 170.0 g
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 179 - 300 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Irregularly distributed off the east and west coasts of India. Also known from off Socotra and the mouth of the Gulf of Aden.
Biology:  Found in deep water, forming small schools (Ref. 30573). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.07.95
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 12.08.16

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