Sillago caudicula Kaga, Imamura & Nakaya, 2010

Family:  Sillaginidae (Smelt-whitings)
Max. size:  14.86 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Oman.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-23; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 23-24; Vertebrae: 35-36. This species of the subgenus Sillago is distinguished by the following characters: small head (29.0-30.1% SL); A 23-24; total vertebrae 35-36; body depth at origin of second dorsal fin slightly deeper than that at origin of first dorsal fin; fused or narrowly separated first and second hypurals; fused third and fourth hypurals; midline of body with 11 dusky spots (Ref. 85602).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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