Velifer hypselopterus Bleeker, 1879
Sailfin velifer
Velifer hypselopterus
photo by Ocampo, D.

Family:  Veliferidae (Velifers)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 110 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: taken off southern Madagascar and also reported from India, Viet Nam and Japan. Also found in Indonesia, the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and northwestern Australia (Ref. 5978).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 33-34; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 24-25
Biology:  Rather rare.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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