Hime diactithrix (Prokofiev, 2008)
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Family:  Aulopidae (Aulopus)
Max. size:  17 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Vietnam.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished by the following characters: length of dorsal fin base essentially exceeds the distance from its end to adipose fin; eye diameter bigger than snout length; dorsal fin is composed of 17 finrays, of which 2nd ray is greatly elongated as thread, and last 5 fin rays are longer than others; first branchial arch carries 13-15 gill rakers; 38-42 (usually 40 and more) scales in lateral line; 42 vertebrae; 10-12 well developed pyloric caeca (Ref. 75183).
Biology:  Occurs over soft-bottom grounds (Ref. 75183).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Orlov, Alexei - 04.07.08
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 30.01.18

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