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Zenarchopterus dunckeri  Mohr, 1926

Duncker's river garfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Beloniformes (Needle fishes) > Zenarchopteridae ()
Etymology: Zenarchopterus: Particle zen, derived from zao = to give life + Greek, archos = anus + Greek, pteron = fin.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Brackish; pelagic; depth range 0 - ? m.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: Andaman Islands, New Guinea, the East Indies and the Admiralty, Solomon, and the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 10943). Reported from the estuaries along the Cambodian coast (Ref. 12693).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 10 - 13; Vertebrae: 37 - 42. Sixth anal fin ray thickened and greatly elongate, reaching posteriorly past the base of the caudal fin. Fourth or fifth dorsal fin ray of males thickened and much longer than the other dorsal rays, the distal end flat and wider than the other dorsal rays.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A tropical estuarine species (Ref. 10943). Found at surface levels in estuaries. Its habitat may be confined to brackish water. Feeds on terrestrial insects. Not seen in markets (Ref. 12693).

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Collette, B.B. and J. Su, 1986. The halfbeaks (Pisces, Beloniformes, Hemiramphidae) of the Far East. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 138(1):250-301. (Ref. 10943)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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