Dactyloscopus fimbriatus (Reid, 1935)
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Dactyloscopidae (Sand stargazers)
Max. size:  7.57 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 15 - 22 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific Ocean from Nicaragua to Ecuador.
Diagnosis:  Dactyloscopus fimbriatus is distinguished from Dactyloscopus elongatus by several features: including number of upper lip fimbriae 15-19, mean = 17.4 (vs. 13-17, mean = 15.0); number of segmented anal-fin rays 36-39, modally 37 (vs. 38-41, modally 39); number of preopercular canal pores mean = 14.8 (vs. 8.6); some body proportions; coloration with distinct markings (vs. weak to absent) (Ref. 82814).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 21.07.03
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.01.06

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