Zenion hololepis (Goode & Bean, 1896)
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Family:  Zeniontidae (Armoreye dories)
Max. size:  15.6 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 37.0 g
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 180 - 700 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Tanzania and off Delagoa Bay, Mozambique. Western Central Pacific (Ref. 40499). Southeast Pacific: Nazca and Sala-y-Gomez (Ref. 50546). Western Atlantic: Antilles and Venezuela (Ref. 26340). Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951). Eastern Atlantic. South China Sea (Ref.74511).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-28; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 23-28. Body reddish in color (Ref. 4256).
Biology:  Found over mud or sand-mud bottom (Ref. 26999). Reported to up to 700m depth (Ref. 89996).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 May 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 13.02.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 23.05.17
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.01.97

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