Halimuraena lepopareia Winterbottom, 1980
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Family:  Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks), subfamily: Congrogadinae
Max. size:  7.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 2 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Pamanzi Island, Comoros to Nossi Bé, northern Madagascar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 47-50; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 37-40. Gill membranes fused ventrally but free from isthmus. Shoulder with a dark ocellated spot. Preopercular canal with 6 pores; 8 suborbital pores; possess a bilateral, anterior interorbital pore. Cheeks, opercles and nape scaled. Second intermittent lateral line along midlateral septum, with 18-56 pored scales.
Biology:  Inhabits shallow water among weed, rock, and coral.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 July 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.06.91
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 28.07.94
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 28.07.94

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