Symphurus piger (Goode & Bean, 1886)
Deepwater tonguefish
Symphurus piger
photo by Love, J.W.

Family:  Cynoglossidae (Tonguefishes), subfamily: Symphurinae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 75 - 549 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA to the Lesser Antilles.
Biology:  Occurs in deep water; on relatively deep soft mud bottoms on the outer continental shelf and upper continental slope (Ref. 26268).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 August 2012 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Museum: ANSP 144936; UF 15637, 33888; UMML 35250; USNM 285197 (Ref. 26268).

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 02.05.91
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 23.04.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.09.94

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