Zenarchopterus ornithocephala Collette, 1985
Vogelkop river garfish

Family:  Zenarchopteridae (Internally fertilized halfbeaks)
Max. size:  12.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; depth range - 0 m
Distribution:  Asia: Vogelkop Peninsula in Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 14-14; Vertebrae: 49-50. Sixth anal fin ray of adult male enlarged. Predorsal scales 48-52. Scales anterior to origin of dorsal fin 45. Upper jaw longer than wide; lower jaw about equal to head length. Pectoral fin much shorter than head length. No modified dorsal fin rays in males.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 03 December 2019 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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