Halidesmus thomaseni (Nielsen, 1961)
Thomasen's snakelet
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks), subfamily: Congrogadinae
Max. size:  13.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: Pakistan and the coasts of northern India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 58-64; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 45-50; Vertebrae: 64-68. Dorsal lateral line (LL) unbranched; ventral LL consists of a single section on each side of the abdomen; LL pores opening from middle of posterior margins of LL scales. Operculum with scales. A dark spot above the pectoral fin.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 June 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.06.91
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.10.00
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 28.07.94

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