Aseraggodes steinitzi Joglekar, 1971
Aseraggodes steinitzi
photo by Bineesh, K K

Family:  Soleidae (Soles)
Max. size:  3.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Dahlak Archipelago, Red Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 58-62; Anal soft rays: 39-41. Diagnosis: Dorsal rays 58-62; anal rays 39-41; dorsal, anal, and pelvic rays are unbranched; caudal rays 14-16, the rays branched except two on each side; lateral-line scales to above upper end of gill opening 51-64 (an additional count or 8 or 9 might be expected to continue onto head); scales with 10-15 cteni; body depth 2.4-2.45 in SL; head length (HL) 3.6-4.14 in SL; snout length 2.3-2.85 in HL; eye diameter 6.65-8.35 in HL; interorbital space narrow, the width 16-33 in HL; tubular anterior nostril long; caudal peduncle long, about 3.5 in HL; caudal peduncle depth about 1.7 in HL; longest dorsal ray about 1.2 in HL; caudal fin long, about 3.2 in SL; light brown with irregularly arranged brown blotches (Ref. 57561).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 12 August 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Type locality, Cundabilu, Dahlak Archipelago, Red Sea, ZSI 6280 (holotype of Aseraggodes steintitzi. 3.6 cm SL) (Ref. 57561).

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.12.06
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 28.04.09

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