Choridactylus striatus Mandrytsa, 1993
Choridactylus striatus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Synanceiidae (Stonefishes), subfamily: Choridactylinae
Max. size:  15.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 26 - 33 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 9-9; Vertebrae: 27-27. Head, body and fins dark; sides of the body with numerous narrow light contrasting longitudinal strips, running to the dorsal and caudal fins. Pectoral fin with no long, threadlike upper ray; inner side is dark, without the large light longitudinal patches on the central part of the fin and has no alternating dark and light longitudinal strips (Ref. 41472).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 19 June 2017 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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